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Jemima Stehli * 1961 in Londres, lives in Londres

Jemima Stehli´s photgraphic works are performative experiments where she places herself as either subject or object of the image and often as both. In so doing she explores the relationship between sculpture, photography and performance and underlies the tensions that exist between these mediums. A number of Stehli´s works incorporate iconic imagery from other artists, ranging from Helmut Newton to Allen Jones to Larry Bell, investigating the traditions of Art History and explor [...]

Jemima Stehli´s photgraphic works are performative experiments where she places herself as either subject or object of the image and often as both. In so doing she explores the relationship between sculpture, photography and performance and underlies the tensions that exist between these mediums. A number of Stehli´s works incorporate iconic imagery from other artists, ranging from Helmut Newton to Allen Jones to Larry Bell, investigating the traditions of Art History and exploring a contemporary relationship to them.

Much of Stehli´s work is shot in her studio, placing the body of the artist in relation to the other means of production. The use of the mirror is central to many of these works, recording the image of the artist against her own reflection. The interest in reflection and the doubled image has developed into works where other people are invited to play a part in the work (Strip 199-2000) sometimes even as collaborators as in the series made with the conceptual photographer Jonh Hilliard between 2001 and 2004.

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