CARNIVORE PRESS RELEASE
A Solo Exhibition by David Dellagi
Danish Graphics Association
9 March – 31 March 2013
Carnivore is the title of a ficticious film conjured by David Dellagi, consisting of an elaborate storyboard in the form of a photo-collage, a movie poster and a series of collages relating to the content and mood of the imagined movie. Thus, the aim of the exhibition is to cross different graphic genres with the photo-collage.
Taking a cue from the Argentinian writer Borges, the exhibition is concerned with the fictitious artwork. In this instance, the movie that - intentionally - was never made but as such might be even more interesting, leaving behind visual marks of what might have been. By casting the photo-collage in the form of a storyboard, Dellagi explores its narrative potential and simultaneously assaults the viewer’s logic, creating a uniquely poetic and visual statement.
Following the thread of the narrative’s surreal character, the poster of the non-existing “Carnivore” film is a pastiche on and an homage to the Polish Surrealist film poster tradition, with even the credits and text written in Polish.
The exhibition will also present photo-collages appropriating fragments of movie stills from black and white movies that, in their poetic simplicity and clarity, play with optic illusionism and cinematic narration.
David Dellagi has exhibited widely in his native country Denmark and abroad, most recently with the solo show The Umbilical Eye at SOD Gallery, Copenhagen. In 2013-14 he is participating in the travelling exhibition After Surrealism, being shown at various art halls and museums across Denmark.