urbat : Liebeskummer (Martin)
book — 54 pages, 24 ills., hardcover in leather optic, 425 × 300 mm, (2016)
AD : Lilly Urbat
Text : Lilly Urbat
Photographed by Claudia Holzinger
Edited by Lilly Urbat
A book about a heartbreak and a legend.
It is estimated that german minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 – c. 1230) was burried in Wuerzburg. The saying goes, whoever person suffering from lover‘s grief puts down flowers to his grave stone will - by the time the flowers have withered - be relieved.
The book follows my journey on the DB regio and through the Wuerzburg City Center. It climaxes when I lay down on Walter’s wet gravestone, into withering flowers. The intention of the project is to reproduce the healing magic of love and western romantic culture with the use of cotemporary forms of media like trains, cities and smart phones.