Submission
Carolin Eidner

The House That Jack Burnt

Carolin Eidner presents her solo exhibition The House that Jack Burnt at Ruttkowski;68 Paris. The German artist moves in multifaceted intersections - between a philosophical approach and a specific individual attitude towards materiality.


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Carolin Eidner, Installation view 'The House That Jack Burnt, Ruttkowski;68 Paris 2022
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Carolin Eidner, Installation view 'The House That Jack Burnt, Ruttkowski;68 Paris 2022
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Carolin Eidner, Blondie's Way, 2022, wall installation with 12 parts, pigmented plaster, wood, styrofoam, video screen, 340 x 120cm
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Carolin Eidner, Remedy For All Cases Circumstances, 2021, pigmented plaster, wood, styrofoam, 210 x 160 x 6cm
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Carolin Eidner, Big G from Behind, 2016, pigmented plaster, wood, styrofoam, 165 x 110 x 5cm

In this display Eidner presents hybrids between sculpture and painting, made of pigmented plaster, glass works and an integration of video.

The audience is invited into a meta-narrative that unfolds throughout the composition of the show. Repeating visual elements of grey-tone geometry join the different rooms and create a spatial connection between the single elements. The grey structures are permeated by an axis of fire, that cuts through the space, drawing us toward glimpse of a gaze though the flames.

The plaster pieces pretence to monumentality and hints of pop culture add a humoristic touch to the underlying drama. Eidner depicts the tension between rigid structures and vital elements, that aim to deconstruct the structure, to ‘burn the house’ and unveil the fragile presence of being.