Beyond Time, 2012 – 18


In Adler’s photographs both human beings and objects emanate a sense of abandonment or otherness, strange and liminal manifestations existing on the border between our familiar world and some mysterious and ineffable dimension not amenable to full disclosure or to rational discourse. Twilight glimpses of the troubled dreams that infuse our apprehension of this world if not a phantasm of another realm that at moments of extremity or disruption impinges on this one. – From The Ambivalent Body: On The Short Films Of Monika K. Adler by American critic and novelist Robert Smart, © 2013