07.10.09 (2009) ©Cornelia Hediger
from the Doppelgänger II series
With a confident and assertive authorship, Cornelia Hediger’s (b.1967) photographs are richly colorful and impeccably made.
Her photographs are an exploration of the uncanny, constructed through complex pictorial narratives, consisting of segmented tableau vivants that are combined into a single composition. In each artwork the central characters—doppelgängers—are interwoven into a performative psychological struggle, displaying an undercurrent of the sinister, of angst and moral ambiguity.
The photographs display a sophisticated use of illusory space and costume, that draw the viewer into a directed yet oblique storytelling.