STÉPHANIE SOLINAS

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Le Pourquoi Pas ?
[The Why Not ?] 


Le Pourquoi Pas ? is haunted by the spirit of French polar explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who died on his boat le Pourquoi Pas ? IV which was shipwrecked off the coast of Iceland in 1936. He was the son of the famous nineteenth-century neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Inspired by their attempt to respectively map the physical landscape and the cerebral landscape, Solinas explores the invisible worlds by reconciling the two approaches. Le Pourquoi Pas ? is a set of pieces organized as an archipelago. Its basic principle is reversal.
Equivalences
[Equivalents]
2014-18
Series of 66 photographs
60x80cm
Index
162x218cm
In Iceland, in lava fields known as places where elves live, Stéphanie Solinas inserted photosensitive paper into the cracks of the rocks : a serie of cyanotypes, that she calls Equivalences - as the famous series of photographs of clouds by Alfred Stieglitz from the 1920s.