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The Sauna Project

A longterm project about Finnish Sauna Culture

This compound longterm project aims to encapsulate and express the lively tradition, radical change and current reality of sauna bathing. Resisting the urbanization and technological penetration of the Northern European society, this tradition has been lovingly maintained as island of original human interaction with nature and temperature. Joining the Finns in visiting saunas and following invitations to saunas all over the country I observed and experienced phenomena of public, private and countryside saunas since 2007. My goal is to share these observations and experiences in a visual and experimental analysis, articulated in several publications, exhibitions and a documentary film due to be realized between 2011 and 2018.