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The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite

Posted February 7, 2015 12:00 am by admin under Exhibition Featured

This exhibition documents our quest to penetrate the astrophysical reality of the universe in order to better understand time, space and matter.

7 February 2015 - 2 May 2015

In 2012, Edgar Martins was granted unparalleled access to the European Space Agency and its partners.

Over the past two years he has travelled to 20 locations across Europe and South America to shoot in classified facilities such as test centres, robotics departments, launch sites, astronaut training centres and satellite assembly rooms.


Mobile gantry for the Vega launcher, seen from underneath
(CSG-Europe’s Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana) © Edgar Martins

Martins’ ground-breaking series documents a variety of ESA’s programmes such as microgravity, human spaceflight and lunar, Mars and Mercury explorations, whilst reflecting on the new politics of space exploration and the impact of its technological application on our consciousness.
Supported by funding from Arts Council, England, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Fundação EDP, Instituto Cultural de Macau, Tapestry and Kay Mounting.



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