Monday, May 11, 2009


Utan titel, 1998, 70 x 68 cm

Asa & Peter, 2003, 45 x 70 cm

Utan titel, 2000, 80 x 70 cm

Images by photographer Susanna Hesselberg

Several of Hesselberg’s figures are women who are frozen in physically limiting positions. As such, the photographs can be read as feminist commentaries on the reality of women, but one can also find a corresponding interest in the existence of men – both sexes are staged in grotesque scenes, where humans seem to be at one with their surroundings, but at the same time in conflict with reality.  Characteristic for the photographs is Hesselberg’s staging of the state of humanity, marked by a physical limitation of the freedom of movement and of an emotional loneliness. 

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