In collaboration with Fw:
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.
|Release Place||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
ISBN-13: 978 94 90119 27 0
|Original Price||32.91 EUR|
|Dimensions||17.5 × 24.5 cm|