Dream bed bad dream
In this work, Alexandra Bolzer depicts surreal worlds based on dolls in an idyllic setting. Her photographs allow the observer room to deal intensively with his experiences and expectations. The illustrated dolls are representative of the innocence, the naivity and the vulnerability of children.
The Barbie doll – a sensual young woman – is abused as a toy of male cravings. GI Joes frame the series and are portrayed as “loving” fathers, lovers and playful, power-mad soldiers who symbolize handed down traditional world views. Bodies wearing gas masks questions whether there is anything out there like a “happy future”. Her name is Mother’s Day, her presence is depressing and scary.
November 17, 2018