Photographs by Roger Eberhad.
b.frank books, 2013.
illustrated throughout, 7¼x10".
Digital battlegrounds on every street corner and at any hour of the day in big cities, and analogue medieval games in front of nearly every castle in summer. Japanese tourists – but also German bildungsbürger – flock to the restored fachwerk towns, and on Christmas the arts and crafts from the Erz Mountains enjoy a surprising revival.
And so we live in a quarry of memories, holding our smartphones up to the next castle and listening to the monotonous indications of a synthetic voice. Could this replace granny’s voice in the evening glow? Hardly.
In this book fragments of sentences or slogans from fairy tales have been set in gold letters on top of images from DEWAG fairy-tale slides projected on images of lost buildings from various issues of Unsere schöne Heimat. A patchwork of cultural reminiscences – and a deep foray into the German soul, you could say.
Peter Lang (from his essay for Schöne Heimat)
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies.