“Cosmic Surgery” is imagined as a medical procedure that people can choose in the not so distant future for aesthetic enhancement, mood alteration, and to thwart increasingly pervasive methods of surveillance. Combining photography with collage and origami, Haser’s playfully odd portraits consider the link between identity and image in a culture of visual bombardment. She suggests a fundamental shift in the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, picturing the possibility of a trans-humanist future.

This concept contains a number of pop-up constructions and a fictional text by science journalist, Piers Bizony, that reads like a patient brochure touting the benefits of this radical technology.