“Desire remains in relation to the distantness of the star, entreating the sky, appealing to the universe” - Maurice Blanchot
The title of the series Desiderium is desire in Latin, which refers to the star (Latin: siderium; Greek: aster). Blanchot writes about this desire as as undesirable impossible, which remains as such.
According to him, the disaster is to be without a guiding star, without any perspective or orientation. Like a sky in Estonia at the midsummer night, you know there are many stars over there but you can't see any as it's too bright.
Portrait by Alexandra Pinkhassov.