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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Hans Georg Berger

THE FLOATING BUDDHA - MEDITATION TEACHING IN LAOS (Laos, 2004-2005)

Hans Georg Berger photographs religions all over the world, following the ideal of Joseph Beuys, who as an artist wanted to become part of his subject. In Laos Berger worked for all of fourteen years on a series on Buddhism, in close cooperation with the monks of Luang Prabang. The Floating Buddha illuminates the lessons on meditation for 500 young monks in two training centers in the forest. In recent years Buddhism has been undergoing a renaissance in Laos, and these young monks are for the first time encountering meditation techniques oriented to tranquility, insight and self-awareness. – Walking meditation nr. 7. Vat Nagn Sakeo, Luang Prabang, 2004.

  • THE FLOATING BUDDHA - MEDITATION TEACHING IN LAOS (Laos, 2004-2005)

    Hans Georg Berger photographs religions all over the world, following the ideal of Joseph Beuys, who as an artist wanted to become part of his subject. In Laos Berger worked for all of fourteen years on a series on Buddhism, in close cooperation with the monks of Luang Prabang. The Floating Buddha illuminates the lessons on meditation for 500 young monks in two training centers in the forest. In recent years Buddhism has been undergoing a renaissance in Laos, and these young monks are for the first time encountering meditation techniques oriented to tranquility, insight and self-awareness. – Walking meditation nr. 7. Vat Nagn Sakeo, Luang Prabang, 2004.

  • THE FLOATING BUDDHA - MEDITATION TEACHING IN LAOS (Laos, 2004-2005)

    Monks’s bowls and plates. Vat Pa Pon Pao, Luang Prabang. 2004.

  • THE FLOATING BUDDHA - MEDITATION TEACHING IN LAOS (Laos, 2004-2005)

    Sitting meditation Nr. 8. Santi Stupa, Luang Prabang. 2004.

  • AWE AND HUMILITY - A VOYAGE INTO SHI'ITE ISLAM (Iran, 2000-2003)

    Hans Georg Berger photographs religions all over the world, following the ideal of Joseph Beuys, who as an artist wanted to become part of his subject. By working closely together with those being photographed and involving them in all the decisions, the usual division of roles - the artist decides, the subject is passive - is shattered. For making awe and humility, Berger spent six years at a Koranic school in Iran. There he met a curious community, who studied both the Koran and Western philosophy in a serene environment. – Shi'ite Polaroid Nr. 7. Mashhad, 2003.

  • AWE AND HUMILITY - A VOYAGE INTO SHI'ITE ISLAM (Iran, 2000-2003)

    Concentration. Isfanhan, 2001.

  • AWE AND HUMILITY - A VOYAGE INTO SHI'ITE ISLAM (Iran, 2000-2003)

    Discussion. Jamiat al-Zara Qom, 2003.

Biography

Hans Georg Berger (b. 1951, Germany) has stayed by turns in Italy, Germany, Iran, Bangkok and Laos. In 1975 he worked for the first time with Joseph Beuys, who would influence him for the rest of his life.

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