Carrie Schneider is an American artist. She makes photographs, films and videos with the most deep elements of performance. Schneider mines the complexities of relationships both romantic and familiar – nature and the self. Her images are quite mysterious and provocative. Carrie returned twelve times to a small island in the centre of a rural Wisconsin lake. On each visit, she hauled or canoed a small house with her and then set it on the fire. The resulting pictures you see are by turns unsetting, inviting and enigmatic. Schneider’s pictures hit so hard during this long season of austerity precisely because they are, literally, close to home. The American landscape represents providence and safe haven, but here we are met only with a house on fire, over and over again.