At Transition Gallery and Hackney Picture House Gallery, London

Andrew Bracey / Jackie Chettur / Paul Kindersley / Cathy Lomax /
Alli Sharma / Mimei Thompson / David Wojtowycz / Nicola Woodham


7-30 September 2012

Still from Lake, 2011

In 2011 David Wojtowycz exhibited American Bodies in Manchester, a collection of works that inspired author Peter Wahowitz to write the 70s novel of the same name. At Transition Gallery Wojtowycz exhibits Nordfleisch (part 1) an installation of painting, posters and text from Nordfleisch, a 1983 European film adaption of American Bodies, utilising an archive of works surrounding its production. While at Hackney Picture House he shows the haunting, Lake, a characterless never ending scene from a film or possibly a title sequence without the titles.

Whereas American Bodies claimed to be the personal ephemera of the author, notes and possible points of reference, Nordfleisch presents a group of concept works that show the development of literature into storyboard and possible outcomes and screenshots. The film itself has been lost, assumed wiped.

Collectively these concept artworks take collage as a fundamental of film making and tentatively thread possible narratives for a visual adaptation of American Bodies, resulting in multiple coded meanings, both contemporary and historical.


Nordfleisch (part 1)(details), 2012



Lake is showing at Hackney Picture House
Nordfleisch (part 1) is showing at Transition Gallery