Hideyuki Ishibashi / Stéfane Perraud /
Stéphanie Roland / Filipe Vilas-Boas
Born in 1986 in Kobe. Lives and works in Paris.
Graduated from Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts in 2018.
Represented by the Ibasho gallery (Antwerp), and the IMA gallery (Shinagawa).
The series "Stjernhimmeln" refers to the photographic project "Celestographies" by Swedish playwright August Strindberg (1893-1894) produced without a chamber or optics, of scientific and occultist inspiration. In order to demonstrate that our perception of the world is an illusion, because it is subject to the limits of our eye and its construction, Strindberg directly exposed photographic plates facing the moon, the sun and the stars, to produce an "x-ray of the constellated sky" , as if photography could capture their hidden nature. Also appreciating the poetry and the supernatural of the image appearing during chemical reactions, Strindberg did not fix some of his "Celestographies", the positive images of which are kept at the Royal Library of Sweden, but are never exhibited due to of their fragility. All the original negative plaques have disappeared.
In “Stjernhimmeln” I try to re-emerge the original form of these images through different angles and different photographic techniques to explore the relationship between imagination and photography: Does the latter offer impartial knowledge, or does it not. it as a surface for imaginary projections? Does it have a value outside of conventional uses? And what can we learn from these “unfixed” images 126 years later?
Born in 1975. Lives and works in Paris.
Graduated from Decorative Arts in Paris.
These engravings bring together more than twenty underwater landscapes collected from satellite photographs. The inaccessibility and invisibility of these volcanoes of very high negative altitudes (more than 4000 meters), but which do not appear on the surface of the water, force one to dream ... while we know the surface of the moon better than the bottom of the oceans. For example, Tamu located off Guyana, one of the largest volcanoes in the solar system after Olympus Mons on Mars, was not discovered until 2013.
The laser engravings perforate the paper with micro holes allowing light to pass through like lace. LED panels arranged at the back of the sheet broadcast a video stream making the engravings vibrate in places, as if they were animated with a delicate vitality. Each engraving is accompanied by a text that tells about a specific event related to the volcano. A secret and complex universe is thus revealed which puts cartography back into a romantic, exotic and sometimes naturalistic imagination.
Born in 1984 in Brussels. Lives and works in Brussels.
Graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts.
Every hour, a dead star listed by space institutions (NASA and ESA) is printed on a special sheet of paper, thanks to a printer connected to their databases. This photo is then placed in a tub of water, and the paper, created with the help of physicists, expands. Like the expanding universe, it then changes shape thanks to the artist's gestures, forming various constellations, until its complete atomic dissolution. This process is then broadcast in positive on a small video screen. Then in negative, in deferred time, on a large projection in the exhibition space. The death of a star, a very long phenomenon on an astronomical scale, is thus transposed within reach of human perception.
Born in 1981 in Barcelos, Portugal. Lives and works in Paris.
Interactive, meditative and musical projection that deals with space exploration as well as our quest for meaning and transcendence, “Star Tracks - L'Astrophone” takes the form of a celestial barrel organ. For the Greeks, the cosmos came to life according to principles which they deduced from their observations and which they applied to mathematics, music and the life of the city in general. Inspired by ancient Greek astronomy and the theory of the harmony of the spheres, this work offers a combination of mechanical and algorithmic cogs using the Milky Way as a musical score. By playing with the speed and direction of rotation of the device, the audience can generate musical gems… but also dissonance and chaos.
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