A project about Finnish Sauna Culture

Through this compound longterm project I aim to encapsulate and express the lively tradition, radical change and current reality of sauna bathing. Resisting the urbanisation and technological penetration of the Northern European society, this tradition has been lovingly maintained as an 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, articulate them in several publications, exhibitions and documentary films. This is an ongoing project.

Alexander Markus Lembke,
Member Finish Sauna Society

A project about Finnish Sauna Culture

Through this compound longterm project I aim 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. I have started the project in 2007 and it is my goal to share my observations and experiences in a visual and experimental analysis, articulate them in several publications, exhibitions and documentary films. 

Alexander Markus Lembke, 2018 

www.thesaunaproject.net

 © Alexander Markus Lembke 2019
Artist / Sauna Classicist / Independent Photography Professional


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