STUDY

Vertigo

[person_by] Martine Stig

November 2019

In Vertigo I investigate the influence of technological progress on the photographic image. Drones and satellites extend our senses, mobile mapping increases our viewing space. "Eye level" gives way to "machine vision" (or does a hybrid form arise?)

Our perception is composed of multiple perspectives. Yet our visual culture still relies on the single photographic image. Is this sufficient to reflect our current world?
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Martine Stig
Martine Stig (b. 1972) is an artist based in Amsterdam. Point of departure in her work is the photographic image; the voyeuristic act: photography (verb) and the autonomic product: photo (noun). Whilst using the medium (and moving away from it) she researches its role in the perception of reality.

works

Works in This Study

Study for ProfilesMartine Stig2017-18

Study for Profiles, Martine Stig, 2017-18

Martine Stig

2017

Study for Profiles (2017) Profiles is a study of the human facial profile, with its characteristic shape that leans on a gaze or camera at eye-level. The human depicted from the human perspective; anthropocentrism at its best.

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Turn#4Martine Stig2016

Turn#4, Martine Stig, 2016

Martine Stig

2017

In Vertigo I investigate the influence of technological progress on the photographic image. Drones and satellites extend our senses, mobile mapping increases our viewing space. "Eye level" gives way to "machine vision" (or does a hybrid form arise?).

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still Planar (2017, HD, 8.54”)Martine Stig2017

still Planar (2017, HD, 8.54”), Martine Stig, 2017

Martine Stig

2017

Planar, a black & white film, shot from a balcony in Genua, scans the surface of the city. Playing with connotations of surveillance drones and ‘Film Noir’ the long lens seems to act on human presence but follows nobody. 

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Still Walking in the CityMartine Stig2018

Still Walking in the City, Martine Stig, 2018

Martine Stig

2018

Walking in the City, HD, 11:42, 2018, with a text by Basje Boer. A short science fiction movie showing the city of Sao Paulo through a vertical stereoscope, uncovering different notions of perception and power.

Sync.Martine Stig2019

Sync., Martine Stig, 2019

Martine Stig

2019

Sync, 2019 Holiday photos in a rural setting, synchronously photographed from eye level and from the sky. The images, double projections, indicate the presence of the "eye in the sky".

Profiles #4Martine Stig2017

Profiles #4, Martine Stig, 2017

Martine Stig

2017 – 2018

Profiles is a study of the human facial profile, with its characteristic shape that leans on a gaze or camera at eye-level. The human depicted from the human perspective; anthropocentrism at its best. 

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