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Glowing Attraction, 2020, direct exposure with bioluminescent algae, unique pieces, 40 x 30 cm

In the project Glowing Attraction, algaes are the main protagonists. Far from daily perception these living organisms unfold their expressionist potential in the context of an analog photographic process. By shaking the test tubes, the algae are cultivated in, the necessary impulse is given to the algaes which answer by producing light; The reaction evolves into an explosion of yellowish, orange and red color blurs exchanging their size to a sunlike expression: The aesthetic result resembles strongly to a glance into a source of energy leaving black spots behind because our sensual limitations aren’t able to perceive this strength. I am fascinated by bioluminescence especially because humans possess the same potential but hidden from the bare eye – with this project I attempt to capture this intimate dimension of light by searching and finding a way of visualization. The discoveries to make offer the viewer an intense dive into the photogenic impressiveness of bioluminescent beings. 

Installation Views

MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_exhibition photos by Maria Dzelebova_web
MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_opening_photos by Vanessa Popova_1
MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_opening_photos by Vanessa Popova_1
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MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_exhibition photos by Maria Dzelebova_web MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_opening_photos by Vanessa Popova_1 MAGIA NATURALIS_2020_opening_photos by Vanessa Popova_1 Marta_Djourina-10 Marta_Djourina-3 Marta_Djourina-9

Photos 1-3: Magia Naturalis, Marta Djourina | L | Bignia Wehrli, 2020, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Photo 1 by Maria Dzelebova
Photos 1-2 by Maria Dzelebova

Photos 4-6: Cette Question qui vous Brûle les Lèvres, 2019, Neuchâtel Contemporary Art Center, Can, Swiss
Photos by Sebastien Verdon