Artist Martine Stig is currently showing her works in a solo exhibition titled 'Cauchy Horizons' at Motive Gallery till 12 Jan. 2013.
Black holes have a ‘point of no return’ beyond which nothing comes back; not even light can escape. In physics these so-called outer and inner event horizons are considered gateways to the future and bridges into parallel universes. The phenomena are so strange that it comes as no surprise that science fiction has often been needed to present us with visions of the future and possible new worlds. In Cauchy Horizons Martine Stig investigates the visual language of science fiction cinema as the ‘gravitational force’ of our collective imagination. Landmark sci-fi films ranging from Voyage dans la lune, Metropolis and La jetée to A Space Odyssey, Solaris and Videodrome, present patterns of symmetry, birds eye perspectives, double projections, grids, screens, circles, pipes and lines, and other aesthetic forms and figures (such as hibernating, sleeping or running humans) that have shaped our image of the future.
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Martine Stig (b. 1972, Nijmegen)
In Martine Stig’s photographs the medium of photography has central place. Stig works in series. Every series makes the viewer think about photography in a different way. They are photographs about how people use cameras and images, how clichéd images have penetrated our lives and influenced our ways of seeing.
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Education: Royal Academy of fine arts, The Hague, 1990-1995. Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 2001-2003.
(All images: Martine Stig,'Cauchy Horizons', 2012, Analog photo prints, 30 x 36 cm each; Courtesy the artist and Motive Gallery.)