Exhibition “Space Effect” by Sandrine Elberg

Exposure Spatial Effect
From October 1 to January 1, 2023
BY Sandrine ELBERG
as part of Residence 1+2

A poetic vision of space and its celestial phenomena

Spatial effect

Are we in organic matter, the cosmos or a poetic space? In her photographic approach, Sandrine Elberg uses photosensitive photographic paper as well as aluminum plates to accommodate the image or the photographic gesture. The same goes for the creative process, which mixes and juxtaposes silver and digital tools and experiments.
For the exhibition Spatial effect at the Cité de l’espace in Toulouse, still anchored in this stellar universe, Sandrine Elberg offers an artistic stroll through visual and scenic proposals. Science and photography explore reality thanks to observation tools from the infinitely large (telescope) to the infinitely small (microscope). The borders between the visible and the invisible are thus redrawn.

The artist blurs the tracks of a real astral photograph from the archives of the photographic collection of
the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory and also drawing inspiration from the scientific images produced by researchers from the CNRS Occitanie Ouest at the Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse. Ultimately, Sandrine Elberg knowingly plays with the devices in the exhibition spaces of the Cité de l’espace. These works testify to the ability to reconfigure our cosmos beyond the visible to discover planets, lunar rocks and starry skies; a side of our collective imagination linked to the history of scientific discoveries since the birth of astronomy.


Born in 1978, Sandrine Elberg is a photographer and author who lives and works in France.
Since 2015, his work has focused on the theme of astronomy and science. She forges a poetic relationship with the myth and the iconography of the cosmos where true and false pretences mingle.
Sandrine Elberg participates in more than a hundred exhibitions and events related to photography and contemporary art within prestigious institutions, such as “Black and white an aesthetic of photography” from the BNF collection at the Grand Palace in Paris. She presents her second personal exhibition “ASTRA” in Paris then during the Rencontres de la photographie in Arles.
Sandrine attaches particular importance to the editions that complement her exhibitions. After the success of her first self-published book “Cosmic”, she publishes her second monograph “MOON”, Her work is also the subject of several portfolios published in the Revue Espace(s) du CNES, Les Others, Fisheye Magazine, Halogénure, Photo Response.
©Sandrine Elberg

Friday, September 30 – Opening as part of the European Researchers’ Night

Restitution of Residence 1+2 Factory #2022 by Sandrine Elberg at the Cité de l’Espace.
Meeting and discussion with Brice Ronsin, research engineer at the CBI – Center for Integrative Biology (CNRS/UPS). Mapping on the Ariane rocket.

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