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Jochen Gerz «Auto-portrait 71» | Auto-Portrait 71
Jochen Gerz, «Auto-portrait 71», 1971
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 Jochen Gerz
«Auto-portrait 71»

From the outset, Jochen Gerz took up the self-portrait both in the video medium and in photographic works. The subdivision of ‘Auto-portrait 71’ corresponds to four different, but simultaneously presented, phases in an artistic process relating to the concealing and making visible of one’s own image.