Jeanette Zwingenberger

Rimer Cardillo explores the interaction between humans, animals, minerals, plants and the natural environment.
A face turning into a landscape reminds one literally of the place of Golgotha, the mountain where is buried Adam's skull. Adâmah means in Hebrew, a creature made out of soil. The fall of man drives to separation with primordial nature. The German physician Werner Heisenberg wrote: "We must keep in mind that whatever we observe is not Nature itself, but Nature as exposed to our way of rolex replica framing questions."
History and memory are the filter of any allegoric reading of Rimer Cardillo‘s work. He creates sites and installations recording to a primordial matrix, artificial hills, cupí (Guaraní for anthill) with aluminium or clay figures of seeds, plants, birds and animals. His vision of tumulus made of residues focuses and questions the interaction between man and nature today, the synergy between Micro and Macrocosme.

"Man, in Antiquity, was termed a lesser world (a microcosm) and the term does appear appropriate, since man is composed of water, earth, air and fire, his body is thus an analogue of the world for, just as man has bones, the armature of his flesh, the world has the rocks; just as man has the liquid mass of his blood, the lungs increase and decrease in their breathing, so, too, the body of the earth has its ocean which also increases and decreases every six hours with replica watches uk the breathing of the world; just as the veins form ramifications all through the human body, so, too, the oceans fill the body of the earth with innumerable veins of water."
Leonardo da Vinci

While Life and its environment are so closely coupled together, man seems disconnected to the universal body, biosphere?
Rimer Cardillo questions whether man is able to swiss replica watches see himself as just another element of the three realms of the living organism: animal, plants or mineral. Time, which destroys everything, gives existence to everything: Fragments, debris, that remain, man comes from.

Jeanette Zwingenberger, art historian and curator, living in Paris, is a specialist of Hans Holbein the Younger (Life as an anamorphosis, Hans Holbein the Younger, Parkstone, London, 1999).
Ms. Zwingenberger organised the travelling exhibition: L’Homme-Paysage, Visions artistiques du paysage anthropomorphe entre le XVIe et le XXIe siècle, (Human-Landscape. Artistic visions of anthropomorphic landscapes) Palais des Beaux Arts in Lille, 15.10.2006-14.1.2007, Berlin.