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carina martins, we wander in circles through the night 
and are consumed by fire - tree branches at night
carina martins, we wander in circles through the night 
and are consumed by fire - shadows
carina martins, we wander in circles through the night 
and are consumed by fire - tree branches at night
carina martins, we wander in circles through the night 
and are consumed by fire - boulder at night

We wander in circles through the night and are consumed by fire

2019 - ongoing
Inkjet prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper
140 x 93 cm | 100 x 67 cm | 80 x 53 cm | 40 x 60 cm


The moment in which we wander in circles, the ocular regime produced by the disciplinary and industrial society has become obsolete, not only because the human eye has already established itself as an archaeological relic when compared to current artificial perception technologies but, essentially, because the observable world is only what we can see when we frame our individual field of view. Nevertheless, seeing is never just, and only, an effect of an act of "pure" vision. These photographs are not born from the light of modern instrumental reason to address the human gaze in a cartesian and solar space. Their origin must, indeed, be sought in the penumbra and in the gradients of darkness. They refer to an art of writing in the dark, a nyctography or a plea for the minimum of luminescence. Here, all matter emits light (biophosphorescence). Night vision captures the light source subtly disseminated by the cells, making it possible to glimpse the radiation emitted by all living matter.



We wander in circles through the night and are consumed by fire (pdf)
Rui Ibañez Matoso
(Researcher in the science of image and post-media visuality)


Support: Câmara Municipal de Torres Vedras