Artists

Marina Gadonneix

Musée d’art de Joliette

With the exhibition Phenomena, Marina Gadonneix presents a series of photographs that explores scientific models for replicating natural events. She probes the theatricality of the laboratory, a place of experimentation in which the world is constantly re-created. Focusing on manipulations of the presumably uncontrollable variables that govern Earth, she photographs simulations of natural phenomena such as fire, gravity, an avalanche, a tornado or an earthquake. Through their artificial (re)production, these phenomena literally take shape and become things—entities that we can now grasp. Gadonneix examines the human desire to intellectually appropriate abstract things and transform intangible phenomena into objects (of study).

Exhibited work(s):
Phenomena series
Untitled (“The Planet Mars” from The Beauty of the Heaven: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe, 1842) (2016)
Untitled (“Polar Aurora Borealis” from The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena, 1872) (2016)
Untitled (“The Nebula Andromeda” from The Beauty of the Heaven: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe, 1842) (2016)
Untitled (“The Milky Way” from The Beauty of the Heaven: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe, 1842) (2016)
Untitled (“Sun as Seen From Different Planets” from The Beauty of the Heaven: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe, 1842) (2016)
Untitled (“Spectra of Different Sources” from The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena,1872) (2016)
Untitled (“Classification of Color” from The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena, 1872) (2016)
Untitled (“Soap Bubble” from The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena, 1872) (2016)
Untitled (Mars) (2015)
Untitled (Mars Yard) (2015)
Untitled (Lightning) (2014)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #1 (2015)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #2 (2015)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #3 (2015)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #4 (2015)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #6 (2015)
Untitled (Northern Lights) #7 (2015)
Untitled (Wildfire) #14 (2015)
Untitled (Wildfire) #2 (2015)
Untitled (Wildfire) #4 (2015)
Untitled (Avalanche) #1 (2015)
Untitled (Volcano) #4 (2016)
Untitled (Volcano) #5 (2016)
Untitled (Volcano) #6 (2016)
Untitled (Volcano) #7 (2016)
Untitled (Tornado) #2 (2016)
Untitled (Tornado) #3 (2016)
Untitled (Tornado) #10 (2016)