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March 2007
Visual Arts
German, English
432 pages
18 EUR

Bound, 14.8 x 12.5 cm, with 200 b/w illustrations, and a dialog between Jean-Baptiste Joly and Alexander Schellow

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»Storyboard« is part of a larger collection of approximately 500 drawings that Alexander Schellow has been creating since 2001. Each image is drawn from memory with a felt marker on transparent paper. They are reconstructions of urban situations that largely originate from various European cities. The drawings were exhibited at Solitude in spring of 2007.

»Storyboard« is a kind of labyrinth or, yes, storyboard that consists of many potential lines and references. The associative assembly of 200 works in this volume is one of many possible constellations from which the viewer constructs his or her own storyline or series of images. Through the works, a certain memory structure is mapped; Schellow himself decides in which form a path through this structure is shown. Actually, there is only a big pool of spots, a large surface in which every temporal quality, narration and sequence simultaneously exists as both fiction and reality in the fundamental sense.

Alexander Schellow, born in Hannover in 1974 and a 2006/2007 Solitude fellow, works in performance theater and as a visual artist. He studied visual arts at the University of Arts, Berlin and at the Glasgow School of Art. In 2002 he was a master student at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Selected projects include »Frischzelle_06 (Livecell_06)« Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2007); the Thessaloniki Biennale (2007); »Vanishing Points«, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Duesseldorf (2007); »topology«, Mousonturm Frankfurt (2005) and at the Staatstheater Stuttgart (2006); »3Sekunden (3Seconds)«, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf (2004); »sammlung (collection)«, DNA Galerie, Berlin (2003); »36x36köpfe (36x36heads)«, Peoples Palace Museum Glasgow (2001) and the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin (2002).