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The Puzzle of the Self: Cornelia Hediger’s Doppelgängers

written by: Adam Harrison Levy, Cornelia Hediger

In Cornelia Hediger’s Doppelgänger series, her female subjects are elongated, fragmented or distorted, and the rooms that these figures inhabit have a dream-like, almost fairytale quality to them. There is an overall mood of emotional provocation, tinged by fragility and doubt, which is counterbalanced by the formal rigor and control of the artist. The most successful of these images manage to play with and explore these tensions. As a result, these photographs can be read as a visual narrative, an intimate quest to solve the unsolvable puzzle of the self. Hediger’s work consists of a grid of six distinct photographs Read more »