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Gallery Artists > Edith Karlson

Edith Karlson

Short Story

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Short Story
plastic, skeleton, polyester mucilage 176x99x103cm 2019

The work was part of the group show "When You Say We Belong To The Light We Belong To The Thunder", curated by Heidi Ballet, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn.
Photo: Paul Kuimet

"Short Story" shows the relationship between animal and man, subtle in terms of storytelling but shocking in terms of the power imbalance. The animal is present in its pure deadness, while the human is represented as a jacket, insinuating the power of a uniform and the act of toughening up to represent a system instead of one's soul. The transparency refers to the tale of the Emperor's New Clothes, where a great show off ends up with the realization that all was a hoax.