The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite
The photographs were shot using long exposures (up to one hour) and a 10x8”, large format camera. Their clean composition and hyper-real sharpness contrast greatly with the veil of secrecy and enigma that usually shrouds space-related activity. Although rarely seen by the public, the technology and facilities in The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite look strangely familiar, underlining popular culture’s influence in shaping our understanding of space exploration.
Martins’ rigorous, study-like exposé reveals the sheer scale of this global scientific endeavour, perhaps the greatest of our time. The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite documents our quest to penetrate the astrophysical reality of the universe in order to better understand time, space, and matter. In doing so, Martins highlights the wider politics of space exploration, the ever-growing role of science and technology in our society and our relationship with the unknown, whilst opening up wider questions around epistemology, metaphysics and ultimately humanity’s conception of itself.
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