"Spending a few days alone, I found myself talking to rocks, saying:
'I'm just a visitor to this place, but you have been here forever."
Daisuke Takahashi, 2005
"That´s not the beginning of the end, that’s the return to yourself."
Enigma, Return to Innocence, 1994
The desire for isolation and social borderline experience is not new but fascinates humans for millennia. Some of the most fabulous works have been created far away from civilization; for instance in the seclusion of medieval cloistures. A retreat like a commitment for a residency demands clear decisions: Waywardness or creative power? Robinson Crusoe or the Holy Scriptures? Romanticism or madness?