Opening: Saturday, January 16, 2016
4 pm - 6 pm
« While the well-known anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion has a highly organic mystical ending, Julie Tremble’s most recent video, After Evangelion, takes us on a journey through a world made up of drifting fragments of rationality. Tremble’s new explorations continue her research into the ways in which outer space is represented, using images inspired by documentaries and science-fiction films, and graphics taken from scientific articles. The video centres on the blurred line that separates observation from reality, its reconstitution, and fiction. The representations are distinctly mysterious, reminding us that, in terms of physics and metaphysics, the meaning of our world lies beyond our stratosphere.
Science-fiction is an improbable sphere in which incompatible dimensions merge. Similarly, astronomers and astrophysicists develop forms and languages to depict that which cannot be seen. They combine large amounts of data to demonstrate their different theories about the nature of the universe and to construct images intended for a variety of ends, such as research, education, outreach, and fundraising. Celestial objects and phenomena that we understand as unimaginable forces are thus rationally constructed using technologies and theories. Furthermore, hope is that these theories are, as logic is, simple and elegant. Here, visual poetics and politics merge so that, perhaps always and without exception, practicality and pleasure may be combined.»
Text translated by Sarah KnightPress release
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