ReelAbilities Film Festival Presents:
No Bone: Scars of Survival
Documentary Film by Marc Schiller, Founder of Wooster Collective
If you’re a fan of street art, you have Marc Schiller to thank for being a pioneer of making it a mainstream genre. We’re excited to announce his documentary film, No Bone: Scars of Survival, is making its NYC debut next week at the ReelAbilities Film Festival.
In 2001, after witnessing the rise of ephemeral art on the streets of New York City, Marc and his wife, Sara Schiller, founded Wooster Collective to document the ever-changing face of their downtown Manhattan neighborhood. In 2003, they started the website woostercollective.com out of a genuine desire to share these images with the world. Their site was ahead of its time and is a voluminous archive you can still search today.
In 2006, Wooster Collective organized 11 Spring, one of the most significant exhibitions of street art at an abandoned building in downtown New York. The exhibition was chosen by the The New York Times as one of the top art exhibitions of the year.
In 2013, Jonathan LeVine Gallery exhibited 10 Years of Wooster Collective, a group exhibition curated by the Schiller’s that celebrated urban art and the diversity of creativity that exploded internationally during the first decade of the 21st century.
Two years after the Wooster Collective exhibition, Marc Schiller’s life drastically changed when two major strokes left with him with aphasia and cognitive deficits. From day one in the intensive care unit, his family and Marc himself, have been documenting his arduous recovery. No Bone: Scars of Survival is the culmination of Marc’s chronicles of his battle towards recovery, as well as interviews with close friends, family, and colleagues.