MOMENTA x Musée d?art de Joliette
Marina Gadonneix combines documentation, simulation, and fiction to make the energy around objects visible. In her photographic series Phénomènes [Phenomena], she explores scientific models that replicate natural events by probing the theatricality of the laboratory.
Through their artificial (re)production, these phenomena (an avalanche, a tornado, lightning, and so on) literally take shape and become things?entities that we can now grasp. Enigmatic and seductive, the atmosphere created by these representations evokes the sensory rather than the rational. There are few clues to help us understand whether what is ?happening? in the image is something marvelous or catastrophic. In her staged images, Gadonneix explores the notion of the elusive in relation to the intrinsic human need to measure and control what surrounds us.
Exhibition presented by MOMENTA | Biennale de l?image and produced in collaboration with the Musée d?art de Joliette and Les Rencontres d?Arles.