A SEA OF BEING
24 cm x 34 cm
black & white and color photos
Preface by Nourit Masson-Sékiné.
Published by Laurent Ziegler, Mirjam Morad
Designed by Agnes Steiner
Image Editing: Markus Wörgötter
Printed by Theiss, Austria
Paper: 150g/qm Munken Lynx, weiß
1st Edition: 500 copies
Published in Vienna, Austria/ 2015.
»A Sea of Being« is Laurents first photo book on Butoh, an avant-garde performance art in postwar Japan and the result of an artistic collaboration with the dancer Mirjam Morad. They explored the outer landscape with all their senses, yearn for modes to connect with the inner self, with the image as the key agent in this exchange. Mirjam and him search for ways of re-living, re-embodying memory that is within our boundaries of perception.
Mirjam is a Vienna based performer with strong ties to Kazuo Ohno, one of the leading figures and founders of Butoh. Her work is closely connected to and inspired by nature and the understanding of the world as one single, breathing entity.
The publication is edited in English and Japanese in order to give credit to the way Japanese contemporary culture inspired and guided us in our perception of dance, of storytelling, of transformation and – ultimately – in the making of the book.
Images taken from »A Sea of Being« were published or on display at Life Magazine Shanghai, CN, Tanz Magazin Berlin, DE, Art Habens Berlin, DE, Vizualizator Festival Belgrade, RS, Gallery Andrea Jünger Vienna, AT, Photo Book Festival Vienna, AT, Photon Gallery Vienna, AT and MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, AT.