Neue Schule student Luca Ellena’s first photobook is to be published by Kerber Verlag in August 2020. The work is exhibited at photo basel 2020 and there is a presale campaign running now.
Shopping trolleys: they stand in front of supermarkets day in and day out without attracting any attention. But when they are removed from their usual surroundings, they develop a strange power of attraction. In Berlin, shopping carts are frequently repositioned, knocked over, hung up, or loaded with curious things, quite often in nocturnal “actions”. Over two years, our student Luca Ellena “portrayed” numerous shopping carts in such unusual surroundings. This has resulted in an absurd artist’s book filled with unexpected stories that we can only imagine.
Hardcover, 17 × 24 cm, 96 pages, text by Jonathan Progin in German and English