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Planet of the Visible


Matsutake Gallery, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris

21 days ago

On page 89 of L'Être plus. Itinéraire pour Devenir soi-même (Seuil/Fiction&Cie, 2023), her adventures to the Silicon Valley in search of the augmented human, Stéphanie Solinas writes: "Note to myself: To transform the chromatic circle into a sphere, turning the ordered and conventional representation of the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum perceptible by humans into a world in itself. On a black background - the invisible-to-our-eye Universe of the electromagnetic spectrum, which in reality extends seamlessly from zero to infinity - the Planet of the Visible, a circumscribed globe floating in the immensity of our unknowing. » It is now done.

Stéphanie Solinas develops a varied body of work - images, books, videos, installations -, exploring the thinking process involved in the act of "seeing" and the weaving of the visible and the invisible, of science and belief, of the dynamic between the Self and the Other, which shapes identities. Her field of investigation extends from 19th to 21st century, from the birth of photography to artificial intelligence. Graduate in photography from ENS Louis Lumière in Paris, PhD in Arts, Solinas was artist in residence at Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome, and at Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco. She had numerous solo shows in France and aboard, among others FOAM in Amsterdam, Fraenkel LAB in San Francisco, Rencontres d'Arles, Maison Rouge, Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, Musée Carré d'Art in France. She published Dominique Lambert, Sans titre (M. Bertillon) and Déserteurs (RVB Books), Le soleil ni la mort (delpire & co), Guide du Pourquoi pas ? and L'Être plus (Seuil).