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Christiane Seiffert: Double


Christiane Seiffert is a Berlin artist and the first and most obvious thing to say about her work is that it’s really funny. And a lot more. Seiffert works in the tradition of living images and it’s just herself - with the help of a surprisingly versatile stock of accessories - impersonating found images, often photos of houses or street scenes, also flowers and other striking or not so striking photos and postcards. A strictly hilarious undertaking of understanding by animating the world with all we have - ourselves. As we know metaphor, in this case the metaphoric qualities of what is called ‘Witz‘ in German (which eventually is not that far from the English ‘wit’), is perhaps the most powerful intellectual tool to make this world meaningful - and by times just really funny.

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