‘Seasonal Abandonment of Imaginary Worlds’ is a photographic collection of ageing Japanese playgrounds, captured by photographer Carine Thévenau, in rural Japan. The playscapes are either abandoned or empty due to seasonal snowfall, but the absence of life creates a space, ripe for the imagination. Although the playgrounds may arouse a nostalgic sensation, a more critical analysis reveals a portrait of place and offers us a glimpse of spacetime paused, yet actively in motion.
Éditions 06 will see a limited book release (a First Edition of 500 including 25 Special Edition signed and numbered copies with an origami print). Foreword by Guy Keulemans.
The release will be launched on March 10, 2018 at Koskela Gallery, Sydney as part of Sydney Design Week. RSVP here
— Singapore International Photobook Fair 2018 (Finalist)
— Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, 2019 (Shortlist)