is a Belgian photographer.
She studied Visual
Communication at La Cambre Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels and at UDK – Berlin college of Arts
in the Film and Video section of the Fine Arts department.
“Intellectual and physical incarnation of Utopia, the term Ideal city
means a city which is conceptually developed before being physically built,
and its foundation is the result of a unified intellectual will.
Unlike the spontaneous cities, which develop gradually as needed
depending on many decisions, so organically and sometimes anarchic.
In my sense that paradox can also be a metaphor for the mental construction
of a picture as well as the artistic choices that this construction involves.
The serie Ideal city therefore deals with utopia, distopia and anticipation.
I’m interested in how the representation of Future can reveal us a lot about our Present.
Diverse science fiction topics bring to light actual existencial issues: the character
searching to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the representation of our civilisation
as an antique, a world transformed by meteorological changes.
In this serie, my works blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction,
I create a tautologic science-fictionalisation of the pictures inside the medium itself.
I collaborate with scientists and make researchs in order to connect Art and Science.
I specially focus on all technology that can enrich classical ways to create
pictures while remaining in the field of the photographic mimesis.”
More about Stéphanie Roland and her works here.