I Always Have To Repeat Myself

Seeing Double in Alma Haser's Woven Collages

I Always Have To Repeat Myself

visual culture

It’s hard to pin down what media German artist Alma Haser actually works with: Her series involve photography, cut-up collages, rephotographing prints, and weaving together multiple images to strike a balance of time and space. Take I Always Have To Repeat Myself, for example. Each piece layers two or more prints either physically (weaving or overlaying strips of different photographs to add a sense of depth and dimension) or within a new frame—a number of the pieces feature sitters manipulating photographs of themselves, playing with perspective to offer a dizzying and disorienting fresh take on portraiture and image making.

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