SHE (OHNE TITEL)
She (Ohne Titel) is an account of the artist’s meeting with a 96-year-old woman in an Alzheimer clinic. When the usual forms of communication between two individuals are annihilated, can something still be shared? Alexander Schellow focuses on the facial landscape and draws from memory, image after image, the continuous transformations he has observed. Slowly a narration unfolds in the confrontation of the animation’s time-line and live action still-shots of spaces along a possible biography: a house in the Baltic, migration, a refugee camp in Germany, a flat in Hannover… A biography, in which “SHE” actually does not appear. The disconnected levels of time and storytelling are crystallised to a nucleus of (hi)story and cinema.
Throughout the production of 15,000 drawings, She (Ohne Titel) gives rise to intermediate forms.
Ohne Titel (Fragment) is an installation based on a looped and silent 4’40 animated fragment screened on a surface which the viewer is quite close to so as to alternately experience the face-to-face meeting and the purely aesthetic perception of ink stains.
Shown at the Biennale de Lyon 2011 and acquired by MACLyon in 2012.
Ohne Titel (Live) is a series of performances where the ‘live’ drawing practice will be confronted with the experimental improvisation of musician Jean-Marc Montera.
Creation on 14.12.12 at festival Nuits d’Hiver (Marseille).
“Mandrake a disparu” exhibition (Espace Khiasma, April 2013)
Biennale de Lyon (France)
Color and Black & White
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR), index.film (DE), Catalogue du sensible (FR)
In cooperation with the GRIM
Mécènes du Sud, Zukunftskolleg (Université de Constance), Biennale de Lyon 2011
Written and directed by Alexander Schellow
Director’s assistant Marie Urban
Developed as part of the residences at Akademie Schloß Solitude and Zukunftskolleg / Université de Constance (All)
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Alexander Schellow, Marie Urban