In a Room

—an exhibition with
Beuteltier & Claudia Heinzler
Björn Kühn & Anna Romanenko
Nick McHarg
Signe Raunkjær Holm
Emily Wardill

23 April—14 May 2017
Leopoldstrasse 2, 76133 Karlsruhe


“The ceiling and the floor fell in love, but only the wall knew.”* Is this the outcome of them being close? Does this even seem plausible to you?

Imagine a narrative as a straight line that goes astray. Imagine it becoming a haunted space, a cluster of possibilities that constantly re—institutes itself. Would you still be able to trace the edges?

If narratives are sense—making tools, what’s the relationship between plausibility and causality? How do you navigate through a story without closure … where events become loose ends dangling next to each other, waiting for the accidental touch.

In a Room is an exhibition that explores some of those questions and more in the intimate space of artist Claudia Heinzler's private apartment.
*Adam Rex, Wall of Essence, Magic the Gathering (Stronghold Expansion Pack 1998)

I would prefer not to...give even a hint of a story, a text by Judith Engel

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Installation view
In a Room
Claudia Heinzler
J’ai tant rêvé (detail)
Installation, 2017
In a Room
Claudia Heinzler
J’ai tant rêvé (detail)
Installation, 2017
In a Room
Emily Wardill
The Palace
16mm projection, 2013
In a Room
Installation view
In a Room
Nick McHarg
Dolly Rig (detail)
Installation, video, 2016
In a Room
Nick McHarg
Dolly Rig (detail)
Installation, video, 2016
In a Room
Installation view
In a Room
Installation view
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Björn Kühn und Anna Romanenko
Frucht und Sprechen (detail)
sculpture, performance, 2017
In a Room
Björn Kühn und Anna Romanenko
Frucht und Sprechen (detail)
sculpture, performance, 2017
In a Room
Beuteltier
Es ist Wasser ins Boot gelaufen/Anleger mit Boot
drawing, 2008
In a Room
Beuteltier
Es ist Wasser ins Boot gelaufen/Anleger mit Boot
drawing, 2008
In a Room
Beuteltier
Apfelbäume (detail)
drawing, 2009
In a Room
Installation view
In a Room
Signe Raunkjær Holm
acting normal
video, 2016
In a Room
Signe Raunkjær Holm
acting normal (still)
video, 2016
In a Room
Emily Wardill
The Palace (still)
16mm projection, 2013
In a Room
Nick McHarg
Dolly Rig (still)
Installation, video, 2016
In a Room