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Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

The photographs of Teresa Hubbard (b. 1965) and Alexander Birchler (b. 1962) are elaborately composed constructions created through a lengthy process. The ‘Stripping’ series from 1998 invites us to gaze into slightly surreal-looking rooms, each of which is occupied by a woman. Often the room appears to have a wall missing, affording unaccustomed insights and enabling the eye to be at once inside and outside, on the lower and upper floors of a house. Subtle, inexplicable discrepancies emerge. We begin to suspect that the detailed representation presented to us is merely the outer layer concealing atmospheric spaces that remain hidden behind it.

As with Gustave Flaubert and his Madame Bovary, the staged photographs of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have infiltrated the soul of a woman to produce dense images of introversion.

Teresa Hubbard (*1965) / Alexander Birchler (*1962)
Ursula, 1998
(from the series «Stripping»)
C-Print; 145 x 180 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Fotosammlung
© Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler
Teresa Hubbard (*1965) / Alexander Birchler (*1962)
Ursula, 1998
(from the series «Stripping»)
C-Print; 145 x 180 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Fotosammlung
© Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler