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Heidi Hassan * 1978 in Cuba, lives in Geneva and Madrid

Photography is the secret garden of Heidi Hassan, a highly regarded director and head camera operator. While her films come to grips with social realities, photography allows her a more introspective artistic approach. Regularly featuring herself in her pictures, she has integrated a souvenir photograph of her and her mate in front of an Alpine landscape, partly concealed by a wooden bas-relief, into a box in the manner of Joseph Cornell. Wires strung with eggshells separate the couple in th [...]

Photography is the secret garden of Heidi Hassan, a highly regarded director and head camera operator. While her films come to grips with social realities, photography allows her a more introspective artistic approach. Regularly featuring herself in her pictures, she has integrated a souvenir photograph of her and her mate in front of an Alpine landscape, partly concealed by a wooden bas-relief, into a box in the manner of Joseph Cornell. Wires strung with eggshells separate the couple in the photograph from the viewer. Below are piles of little notes with snatches of sentences written on them, such as "de spécial", or "(t)(m)oi qui", or again "te rendre triste”. One of these notes was slipped between the wires with the inscription "De lo cósmico a lo doméstico".

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