Fall into Indescribable Scenes
Andreas Baur (Ed.)
A film project with no planned ending and an artist that is unknown is the story behind JAK – Soul Blindness. JAK, the nonexistent artist, has been working on the film Soul Blindness since 2013, yet the development process is unlike that of a “normal” film project. From one exhibition to the next, JAK continues to write the screenplay, using various media such as drawing, text, video, sound, sculpture, painting, photo, and installation. Continually shot, this film describes how the main character is dealing with agnosia, which is a loss or diminution of the ability to recognize familiar objects or stimuli, also referred to as “soul blindness.” This expansive project, which continues to be in progress, was exhibited at Villa Merkel (Esslingen, 2017), and in Stuttgart, Taipei, and Leonberg. The book gives an amazingly coherent insight into JAK’s work with extensive images and informative essays, but you will not find any information or clues regarding who JAK is!
Softcover / 8 x 11 ½ in. / 140 pp / 100 color
Retail Price: $54.95
VILLA MERKEL, ESSLINGEN