The new artist’s book by Iris Andraschek features the self-determined alternative way of life, close to nature, of a community of people in Canada. The photographs taken in 2002 and 2010 alternate between reality and fiction. They depict an almost fairytale-like communitas as a utopian alternative to the constraints of industrial societies with their work, leisure and consumerist regimes. The series from 2002 was created during a residency in Durham, Ontario. The artist returned there again in 2010 to complete this particular work and, now that a certain period of time had elapsed, once again photographed a number of the protagonists and the location itself.
Iris Andraschek was born in Horn in 1963, Lower Austria. She lives and works in Vienna and Mödring, Lower Austria.
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