Fear, hope, joy, despair, and destruction are some of the emotions and feelings I explore photographically. In this series, Doppelganger, my persona is the central figure, performing a psychological struggle with my own Doppelganger Ã± a ghostly double of a living person, widely understood as a sinister and a harbinger of bad luck. Each image is constructed from six to nine photographs, in which a pictorial narrative is carefully choreographed into a single image. Throughout this series, the characters face each other, watch each other, exploring an internal dialog and struggle which exists between the conscious and the unconscious. The topics, often complex, are captured in rich and lush colors using flower patterns and polka dots, which allow a level of dry humor to take over.
Born in Switzerland, Cornelia Hediger lives and works in NYC. She earned both her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. In 2009, she was awarded a coveted PDNÃ¢??s 30. Her images have been exhibited at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Galerie Kunstagenten in Berlin, Germany , The Center For Photography at Woodstock, NY, Wall Space Gallery in Seattle, Voies Off 2008 in Arles, France, PS122 Gallery in NYC, Gallery Del Mese-Fischer in Switzerland, and Limlight9 in Canada. Her work has been featured in HotShoe magazine Issue #161 August/September 2009, SNOECKS 2010 in Belgium, Visura Magazine, New York Magazine (Art Candy), AbeÃ¢??s Penny Volume 1.8, October 2009, Narte Espacio Movistar (Spanish online review), CPWÃ¢??s PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly Magazine, Vision Magazine China, and Contemporary.