Sascha Weidner

The Far Flowered Shore

Sascha Weidner’s (1974–2015) photographs are characterized by perceptions, aspirations and the world of the subconscious. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. He died suddenly at age 38.

‘It’s not about putting pictures on the wall. I use the room to tell my story, to create a theme, a storyline, underlined by a romantic melancholy. It’s totally authentic, like I am. A lot of times, it’s also too much, like I am. Feeling too much and speaking too much.’ — Sascha Weidner

The Far Flowered Shore allows an intimate insight into the Japanese culture in the time of the cherry blossom season, a time that allows associations with happiness, but also evanescence and Fukushima.

This beautiful artist book, which was posthumous designed this year in Tokyo, shows the series Hanami, which was produced by Weidner while staying at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto 2013 (the final project before his untimely death in 2015).

This publication is supplemented with texts by the American poet Bill Berkson as well as centuries-old Japanese Tanka.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Sascha Weidner: IT’S ALL CONNECTED SOMEHOW at Sprengel Museum Hannover, 29 July – 19 November 2017.

English, German and Japanese text.

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