Herzog, Lena - Pilgrims: Becoming the Path Itself (New in plastic!)
In 2002, a year deemed auspicious by the Tibetan spiritual leader Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, hundreds of thousands of buddhists enacted great pilgrimages and held grand ritualistic celebrations in Bodhgaya, India, and Mt. Kailash, in Tibet. The series Pilgrims follows the spiral and circular paths of the devoted in the respective countries, as they collectively and individually reached toward a connection to divinity. The photographs capture moments of disciplined movement, silent suspension, and breath, during a sacred and communal journey of body and spirit.
Lena Herzog is an American, immigrated in 1990, naturalized in 1999, (born in Russia 1970).
The work of the multidisciplinary conceptual artist Lena Herzog is centered around themes of ritual and gesture, loss and dislocation. In order to convey them, she has explored the intersection of art and science both as a subject and as a process, by utilizing early photographic, contemporary and alternative experimental techniques in her printing work, as well as cutting-edge sound, immersive installation and virtual reality technologies for other projects.
Herzog’s work is mostly expressionist: form alludes to content and vice versa.
Publisher: Gardners Books (2001)
Language: 174 pages
Item weight: 1241 gr
Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 2 cm
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