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In 2001 Petra Stavast moved into a house where she met a woman named Ramya. For a few years the camera became their means of communication which resulted in a series of quiet photographs of the house and its inhabitant. Following Ramya's death in 2012, the project gained a new dimension. Stavast discovered not only Ramya's private archive, but also photographs of Ramya taken by a neigbor. She traces events such as Ramya's membership of the Rajneeshpuram commune, established between 1981 and 1985 by followers of the Bhagwan (Osho) in the no-man's-land of Oregon, USA. Now, as Stavast's photographs reveal, the only on-site reminder of that period is a wide asphalted road. Video stills show Ramya, back in Amsterdam, at a workshop given by a new guru. Together, these documents constitute an unconventional biography that leaves the reader behind with mixed feelings.

Publisher
Release Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Release Date 2014
Credits
Designer: Hans Gremmen
Artist: Petra Stavast
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 978 94 90119 27 0
Original Price 32.91 EUR
Dimensions 17.5 × 24.5 cm
Pages 224

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