Swiss artistic duo, Adrian Sonderegger & Jojakim Cortis
are featured in the new issue of Musée magazine no. 23 | Choices. Copies available now here.
Cortis & Sonderegger have been making collaborative work since their studies in photography at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK) in 2005. They conceive and manufacture surreal worlds utilising “staged” photography.
"Cortis & Sonderegger’s works are characterized by a clear aesthetic diction. Their image tricks are satirically created, ingeniously staged and metaphorically back-filled. Objects and people take off, hover, fall, ... The trademark in their pictures is the fact that the impossible is nimble and playful, their photographic raw materials are simple fabrics, props and tools. The artificial structure with linkage and equipment, with reductions of foreground and background to an image scenery, with light and smoke machines etc. are often made transparent at the edges of the image, reinforcing the message with digital retouching... the two photographers make themselves known as the true inventors for their visual ideas."
Fritz Franz Vogel, PhD Photohistorian, Editor, Curator
Cortis and Sonderegger are represented by East Wing Doha and were recently featured in the“Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020"
in Mannheim (DE), and “The Architecture of Deception“, B’NK’R, Munich (DE) curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of artReoriented.