Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

Alison Carey

COLLECTING THE MOON (2012-2017)

With the Apollo programme, the American space agency NASA put people on the moon six times between 1969 and 1972. The Apollo photographic archives comprise multiple images which testify to the analogue era that photography found itself in at the time. Incidental light leaks, glares on the lens, double exposures and the remnants of tape have been captured, adding mysterious and colourful effects. They give the moonscape images an earthly atmosphere, firmly anchoring the photographs in the twentieth century. In COLLECTING THE MOON, after years of researching the archives and reviewing thousands of images, Alison Carey rescues these photographs from oblivion.
Images and RAW scans courtesy of NASA/Johnson Space Center/Arizona State University, United States 

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Alison Carey

New Kingdoms (2007-2012)

What will the world be like when synthetic organisms, created by man, adapt to the natural environment? Alison Carey photographed dioramas with creatures made from flesh-like material, creating an image of the world after man. It is a science fiction landscape that is less unreal than it seems. The progress of tissue engineering will make it possible in the future for us to create entities that can exist outside the controlled environment of the laboratory.

  • Starflowers

    2010

  • Graze

    2009

  • Blue-eyed Babies

    2010

Biography

Alison Carey (United States, 1966) gained her Bachelor’s degree in 1988 at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and her Master’s degree in Arts at the Central Connecticut State University (2001) and the University of New Mexico (2005). Besides photographs, she also creates sculptures and installations. In her work, Carey examines the distant past and the distant future. Her series Into the Unknown was exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival Terra Incognita in 2012.

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00