Blue Marble is the name the Apollo 17 crew gave to the Earth as seen from space during their trip to the Moon in 1972. A global icon, the first representation of the globe has gone viral: it has been taken up, copied, augmented, monopolised and even falsified. This image has generated countless stories: rumours, fictions or legends…
Other places on earth are the source of narratives, sometimes proven, often invented. It is in the heart of these ambiguous zones oscillating between reality and fiction that the work of Stéphanie Roland, a Belgian-Micronesian artist and director, plunges us.
This exhibition is a journey into an alternative geography, in a narrative that is both documentary and fictional. In search of hidden places, her installations lead us to land on islands that may never have existed, to meet missing people at the end of the world, to probe a point of inaccessibility or to read the memoirs of
Throughout this uncertain Odyssey, the latent image remains a common thread. Stéphanie Roland’s works reveal its spectral aspect and its potential disappearance on different levels.