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© Erik Schöfer

In the history of literature, the printed text has repeatedly tried to break out of its linear structure; be it in terms of content with non-linear narrative methods or on a formal level with typographic experiments. However, most attempts have one thing in common: they remain a linear sequence of pages. The installation The Way It Is Told, It Was Not Like That leaves the printed page of the book and creates a multilinear narration in physical space. Based on the as yet unpublished bundle of texts The Green Eye of Falun by the author Stephan Krass, the installation deals with memory both in content and form. The reader determines their own path through the text, thereby creating their own picture. Clues become clues and illustrate the mechanisms of reading and of remembering themselves.