Former Caradt researcher Martine Stig shows her new series Through a Glass Darkly from Friday 2 October untill 6 December 2020 at the exhibition Gimme Shelter at Fotomuseum Rotterdam.
Through a Glass Darkly is part of the long-term project Art for Machines. Art for Machines is a research project in which Martine Stig focusses on the changes that the photographic image has undergone in the transition from analog to digital. Where at first sight only the image-carrier has changed – from celluloid to sensor – in fact the entire medium has been transformed. Function, application and meaning have changed completely, without losing the aura of authenticity. In fact, the photographic image has become bilingual; it is both image and data and can be read by man and machine.
Through a Glass, Darkly is a series of black and white portraits. Coloured stripes and dots -graphic language used in image recognition technology, grammar of machine vision- silk screened on the glass. Signal and noise, the quantifiable and the non-explicit, the photographic and its reduction, combined.
The research project Art for Machines started in the context of a research period at Caradt.
Gimme Shelter | Somfy Photography Award 2020
The work of Martine Stig is nominated for the Somfy Photography Award and part of the exhibition Gimme Shelter at Fotomuseum Rotterdam. This exhibition can be visited untill 6 December 2020. Check the site for more information and tickets.