Natascha Stellmach, Installation view: The Book of Back, 2007, entering through the wardrobe at ACP Sydney, 2007

Installation view (detail): The Book of Back, mixed media, ACP Sydney, 2007

Natascha Stellmach, Installation view (detail): The Book of Back, 2007, ACP Sydney, 2007

Installation view (detail): The Book of Back, mixed media, ACP Sydney, 2007

SOLO EXHIBITION – installation, video, artist book, mixed media |

August 24 – September 29, 2007 | Australian Centre for Photography Sydney

Supported by The Myer Foundation.

“This artist book and installation poignantly evoke the immigrant’s sense of dislocation from their homeland, underpinned by the poetic idea of Zerissenheit – being torn between lands, between worlds, or simply being torn.” Bec Dean, Curator Australian Centre for Photography


Stellmach-TheBookOfBack-PublicationNatascha Stellmach: The Book of Back
21.5 x 16.5 cm, hardcover, 108 pages
Texts by Astrid Mania & Scott Millwood
in English & German (accompanying flyer)
Edition: 900, ISBN: 3-932754-82-4
Published by: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, 2007
28 € (including postage)

“Stellmach frequently brings to the surface those things most would rather leave unspoken… A suicide is implied in the third act of The Book of Back – in a book within a book – in addition to a surreal and bizarre tale where Bon Scott, Adolf Hitler, Kurt Cobain, Diane Arbus, a dog and the Brothers Grimm meet in an outlandish twilight zone.” Astrid Mania, Berlin writer & critic

The work was created at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin where Stellmach was Australia Council for the Arts resident artist from 2006 to 2007.

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council

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