Eilen is an Installation created to watch
and extend the movie ‘Fake Paradise’ from Mélanie Bonjao,
The movie evocates the ritualistic
and transcendental atmosphere of the consomation of ayahuasca,
by vocalizing the feeling of a personal transformation
experienced by the travelers of this shamanic cure.
Eilen was exhibited for the first time during Blind Faith, Between the Visceral and the cognitive in contemporary art in house der Kunst Munich.
'At a time when society seems to have given up believing in facts, relying on a sense of “blind faith” instead, the body and mind binary has gained considerable importance in contemporary art.'
Engaging the visceral and the cognitive, the exhibition assembles around 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith: Participants include Ed Atkins, Kader Attia, Olga Balema, Melanie Bonajo with Théo Demans and Carolin Gießner, Mariechen Danz, Cécile B. Evans, Andrea Éva Győri, Benedikt Hipp, Nicholas Hlobo, Marguerite Humeau, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers), Hanne Lippard, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Jon Rafman, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Raphael Sbrzesny, Jeremy Shaw, Teresa Solar Abboud, Jol Thomson, and David Zink Yi with Angie Keefer.
mat. metal, Pigments, polyester strings, urethan, polyurethan foam.
Eilen is an intimate Island,
a floating spirit,
a deconstructed hut.
made of twigs and strings,x
a willow during psychic season.
Resting on rocks
the colours dancing around
high and slow.
The sculpture is suspended.
In collaboration with Carolin Giessner (touche-touche)
for a movie by Mélanie Bonajo
Pictures: M. Geuter