Regine Petersen, Civilization II hit by Park Forest meteorite in 2003,Archival pigment ink print, 130 x 108 cm
Regine Petersen (b. 1976 in Hamburg, Germany) received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London (2009). Her work has been presented in various solo and group shows internationally, such as Rencontres d'Arles in France, Foam Museum in Amsterdam and Aperture Gallery in New York. She captures moments that are both spontaneous and carefully engineered. These images are a vehicle for thinking, for ruminating on the balance between what is visible and invisible, and the fine line between intimacy and detachment. She often chooses subjects that can be studied from various angles, like meteorites, which she examines as cosmological, astronomical, geological, philosophical, historical, and emotional artifacts. She also photographs objects hit by meteorites, like the package of Sid Meier's Civilization II. A premediation of the planet's imminent destruction?
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