Puppenhaus by Cornelia Hediger

Issue 94

Over the years I have become more and more interested in photo-collages and photomontages and their potential for creating powerful spaces. The photo-collages are constructed out of a combination of pigment and gelatin silver prints, with imagery originating from various sources including the artist’s studio practice, and scans of wallpaper, paint and cardboard. These are combined with recent photographs of travels in Europe, the patriarchal home in Switzerland and other family artifacts.

The hand of the artist is up front and center across the Puppenhaus series – pencil marks, irregular cuts left exposed, paint, hanging strings, and individual elements attached in low relief, which together draw attention to the unusual focal planes, angles of view and shifts in scale. All of this combines perfectly with the seemingly whimsical narratives, that take the viewer on a journey through the artist’s fictionalized world. The use of self-portraiture prevails, linking this series back to the previous Doppelgänger work.  

Cornelia Hediger lives and works in New York City. 
To view more of Cornelia's work, please visit her website.

  What is left behind , 2016

What is left behind, 2016

 
  The Crucifixion,  2016

The Crucifixion, 2016

 
  Bono in Lago, Italy,  2015

Bono in Lago, Italy, 2015

 
  Lily's dream of fish,  2016

Lily's dream of fish, 2016

 
  Dr. Christiane S,  2015

Dr. Christiane S, 2015

 
  Winter auf dem Bözberg,  2016

Winter auf dem Bözberg, 2016

 
  In memory of Chancie,  2015

In memory of Chancie, 2015

 
  The Smoker,  2016

The Smoker, 2016

 
  Election 2016,  2016

Election 2016, 2016

 
  Wilhelm Tell,  2016

Wilhelm Tell, 2016

 
  The Tourist,  2016

The Tourist, 2016

 
  The Party,  2016

The Party, 2016

 
  The ones I love,  2016

The ones I love, 2016

 
  Puppe im Schnee,  2015

Puppe im Schnee, 2015

 
  The Bathtub,  2016

The Bathtub, 2016