Tourist Patrol

Within the popular postmodern sphere of the instant gratification, the individual has developed the consumerist dimension of one’s identity, in which the material values are above and before everything else. The tourism is no exception, because today it has become the largest and fastest growing modern industry, and the modern man, equipped with money and leisure, flying the budget airliners, feverishly follows the prevailing trend of unrestrained tourist consumerism. The mass tourism in the consumerist age is nothing but another instant product, full of aggressive seekers of sun, fun and sex, which ruthlessly penetrate the social structure teeming with renters and caterers who charge heedless towards profit, regardless of the self-destruction and the degradation of their own tourist space. The historic and cultural destinations which the tourists visit are just consumer goods which are gobbled up in a few days, recorded and documented by photographs so that they can be shown on social networks with the basic goal of instigating jealousy and admiration. And all that is forgotten by the next vacation and the new destination.
However, the world is changing. The digital industrial revolution has removed the obstacles to the free exchange of information, the mass media are slowly losing their influence, and the TV and the print media are consumed less and less. The time we live in is the time of transition of consciousness and the attitude of the average traveler, tourist and guest, who does not want to be a slave to the material values, and neither is he enchanted with the luxurious artifice. This is the time of those who seek an experience in the lost fundamental values of the society. The main idea of this project is to testify and document the still prevailing phenomenon of consumerism, mass tourism and their consequences, and to participate as a chronicler of the social changes in the process of transformation of the value system.