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Rob van Hoesel
Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour&Books)
Jos Morree (Fine Books)
Wilco Art Books (NL)
European Space Agency
Kennedy Space Center
Galerie Triangle Bleu
La Fragua Art Residency
Kala Art Institute (Berkeley)
Event Horizon is constructed as a fictional narrative that immerses the reader in a nocturnal and mysterious atmosphere of anticipation. Stéphanie Roland (BE) shows childhood from an unusual perspective. Not the carefree, light-heartedness with which one would usually associate childhood. It rather shows the gravity and mysteries that this period of life also involves. The children in the book are frozen and absent, like the ghosts of distant memories that the mind was unable to accurately recreate.
Event Horizon depicts these children as well as their ‘mental images’. Visions of the future, disturbing memories and strange dreams from the subconscious. The book’s stream of images is only interrupted by deep blue pages, containing nothing more than ascending dates. Are we are looking at the past from a distant future? Or do we see the aftermaths of unknown events?
With a taste for anticipation, Roland creates a slightly menacing cosmos, a singular world where a magic ball can become an unidentified planet, a horse floats in the night sky and an astronaut is lost on a construction site. Both utopian and dystopian at the same time, this project has become a playing field of multiple photographic experiments.
Stéphanie Roland is a Belgian visual artist who studied media arts in Brussels and Berlin. Her work is internationally acclaimed and exhibited in institutions including Louvre Museum (Paris), Benaki Museum (Athens), Botanique (Brussels) and festivals like Breda Photo, Belfast Photo festival, Manifesto (Toulouse), Encontros da Imagem (Braga), BIP Liège, MOPLA (Los Angeles) and Unseen (Amsterdam). She regularly gives talks about her practice; among others, she was TEDx Brussels speaker in 2018. Her recent films are on show at Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin. Event Horizon is her first photo book.