Headlands Center for the Arts

Stéphanie Solinas

France | visual
Artist in Residence Program 2019

Artist Statement

For more than 15 years, I have been exploring identity: its intangibility (which we paradoxically attempt to represent) in its links with memory, the figure of the Other and its definition, and the thinking process involved with the act of “seeing.” My field of research is rooted in the 19th century and extends to the 21st century, from spirit photography to artificial intelligence. I anchor my work in photography, for me both a tool and an object to question, which leads me to develop experiments, systems, and produce other shapes, videos, sculptures, installations, sound pieces, editions, etc.

While At Headlands

While at Headlands, I will continue my work-in-progress Becoming Oneself that explores the ideas developed today on the West Coast that are shaping our future and are inventing the identities of tomorrow, between science and belief, between the forefront of the visionary science from Silicon Valley and the heritage of New Age spirituality. Influenced by contemporary studies on human consciousness where spirituality and neuroscience overlap, this project explores the limits of identity, representation and reality, and the links between physical territory and the territory of mind. After pursuing this treasure hunt in Iceland and Italy, for the Project Space I will create and share for the first time artworks from my American research, planning to make a short film and an installation/performance.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://www.stephaniesolinas.com