The “secret universe” series at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin presents the work of American artist Morton Bartlett. Central works of his oeuvre are fifteen semi-life-sized dolls, twelve girls and three boys. It took him up to a year to create each of the figures, and he designed various costumes and wigs in order to stage the dolls in true-to-life situations. He inserted them into various real-life moments, and breathed life into his creations through skilled photography.
His work was created for private use and was never exhibited during his lifetime. The dolls, approximately 200 black-and-white photographs, drawings, color slides and costumes were first discovered in 1993.
Morton Bartlett | May 11 - September 23 at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin