Sciencefiction (sea-eye), 2013
44 x 30 cm, giclée print, innrammet / framed, ed.: 25
Films, photographs, collages and installations are often intertwined in Susanne M. Winterling’s work, thus explor- ing different representations of reality. In Sciencefiction (sea- eye), Winterling has merged fragments of scientific and/or fictional visual references into a single work. The overlaying images (such as from the 1933 film L’Hippocampe ou cheval marin by Jean Painlevé), cryp- tic symbols and references to scientific areas (i.e. fluorescent algae, the human eye, etc.) constitute a final, multilayered piece. Stories appear and disap- pear, (science)fiction is replaced with reality and vice versa.
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