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Lambert Crickxstraat 30
1070 Brussels, Belgium


Alexander Schellow

animation, b&w, 16:9, no language, BE/DE, 2023, 105’

Hand-drawn frame by frame from memory, SIE (She) invites the viewer to encounter a person who meets their gaze without seemingly being able to look back at them. In and in-between 70.000 drawings made over the past 20 years, Alexander Schellow reconstructs 105 minutes of the face of his grandmother. Born in 1913 in Königsberg, she died in a home for people with dementia in Berlin at the age of 102. The intertwined streams of remembering and forgetting form a space of immersive sound and image. They unfold an impossible cinematic archive – a place inhabited by disparate temporalities. Yet, together with the perpetually transforming cartography of black spots and acoustic traces questions of response-ability, care, representation and embodied history are set into movement across the projection screen.

Animation Alexander Schellow
Soundtrack Laszlo Umbreit

SIE has been on display at the following locations:

ONE SHOT International Short Film Festival Yerevan, (AM) Saturday, Jun 8 2024 Courtisane Gent, (BE) Sunday, Mar 31 2024 Pavilion of Albania Venice, (IT) Friday, Sep 15 2023