Martine Stig is a visual artist working with photography and video. She combines her artistic practice with a teaching position at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures and a research position at Caradt. She believes that master education provides students the opportunity to focus, fail and experiment in a safe and inspiring environment. She is the cofounder of Radical Reversibility. Martine Stig studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague.
Martine Stig leads the module The Disembodied Eye, which investigates our system of representation and the influence technology has on our perception. Students negotiate an anthropocentric way of looking at the world and investigate how machines or plants are looking. The series of lessons is set up as a cooperative, imaginative and speculative exercise to grasp what is at stake in the act of seeing. Students explore alternative ways of looking, thinking and image-making that evades the central position of the viewer.
Photographic image, still or moving - questioning the medium’s ability to show reality.
Exhibitions & Bibliography
Stig’s work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney and the Aperture Foundation in New York City, among others. Her work is part of collections such as the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), the Fries Museum (Leeuwarden), the Bouwfonds collection and De Hallen (Haarlem). Stig has published four books and a number of artist publications