Untitled (Gravitational wave), 2016 © Marina Gadonneix
Untitled (Gravitational wave), 2016 © Marina Gadonneix 

Marina Gadonneix - Phénomènes

20/04/2023 - 23/05/2023

22 E 60th St #1077 
NY 10022 New York


Phénomènes, is French photographer Marina Gadonneix’s first solo exhibition in the United States, presented in conjunction with her solo show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Gadonneix strikingly documents incredible meteorological and astrophysical phenomena. Here, avalanches coexist with hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, aurora borealis, shooting stars, colliding black holes, and meteorite impacts.
Inspired by scientist Kristan Birkeland’s early 20th century experiments to reproduce the aurora in laboratory conditions, Gadonneix imagines the laboratory as a world theater in this series. Initiated in 2014 with a residency at the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), the artist travelled to different research centers, including NASA to study the phenomena.
Gadonneix’s work explores the relationship between observed reality and simulation, and the artificial reproduction of phenomena that are simultaneously scientific and enigmatic in nature.