Christina Heurig

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Experimental doppelgänger portraits: psychological self-exploration in 2020

2020 has brought some positive changes to my private life (not only because of COVID): fresh creativity, a new relationship and a ton of insight into my psychological clockworks. I used exerpimental twin self portraits to reflect on (personal life) issues to change them for my better.

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Perfume – Story of a murder (cinematic self portrait project)

Reenacting the great story of Patrick Süskind “Perfume – The story of a murderer” (Das Parfüm – Geschichte eines Mörders) as a series of self portraits with my real life partner and me.

The series is inspired by the film, as well as other stories/films and my imagination of how the story should look like.

This posts features the results from summer 2019 – March 2020. More to come in 2020.


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“All it takes is one bad day.” – JOKER self portraits (cinematic reenactment)

In December 2019 I watched JOKER and got deeply hooked. The visual craftiness of the film impressed me a lot – colorful comic-book character style! I took some time out to reinvent my own version of JOKER.

A crossover between cosplay and set-design exercise in my very own home.

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Lover tales: Art book – Self portraiture photography

Personal photography: an artbook about lovers.
Self portaiture and poems.

During the last 4 years my partner allowed me to include him in my self portraiture, which lead to a variety of psychedelic and cinematatic portraits illustrating  ‘us’ in an eerie, romantic and sometimes surreal manner.

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Self portraits: The Christmas Wonderland Trinity

Detailed self portraits celebrate the spirit of Christmas: Alice in Wonderland meets the Nutcracker. (A fictional family portrait)

This year, I felt the heartbreaking urge to drown myself in a kitschy fairytale-and-all-cliche christmas mood: heavy red-golden brokat ornaments, oceans of candles and my favorite christmas fairytales… to stand my ground (again).

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Nightly Visitors: experimental scans

Something wicked this way comes!

I dragged my taxidermied animals over my flat bet scanner, while it was scanning. The result are some funky fun-images of nightmarish monsters.

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Experimental doll portraits: Olimpia’s ball

Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Sandmann”: A mad man falls in love with a lifelike doll at a ball. This is what he might have seen.

Shot in the process of creating the art books ‘The notebooks of N.’ (Der Sandmann).

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Private portrait session: Faunus by the lake

A private, spontaneous portrait session in July brings out summer’s fragile glow.

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