For several years, Caroline Corbasson has been exploring alternative photographic techniques such as printing on glass (gelatin silver bromide) or direct charcoal prints.
In 2020, following a residency at the Marseille Astrophysics Laboratory, the latter bequeathed to Caroline Corbasson a photographic archive composed of 42 glass plates and 71 silver negatives. These documents bear witness to astronomical observations made between 1962 and 1978. The negatives, now obsolete and not scientifically usable, had been stored in boxes for several decades. Preserve (working title), evokes both the place where this infinitely rich archive was stored, and carries a double meaning; a "dark sky preserve" is an area where the night sky can be observed with the naked eye. Caroline Corbasson, in collaboration with Andrea Montano, is now building a large-scale project to pay tribute to this archive. The aim is to revive these images of the distant sky by using them in new forms, detached from any scientific requirements.
In 2017, she directs her first short-film, set at Paranal observatory in the Atacama desert, Chile, with the support of the CNRS and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille.
In 2018, she was selected for an artist residency at the Astrophysical Laboratory of Marseille. Her first monographic book, Sidereal, was published by Monteverita Publishing in 2017, and her second, À ta recherche, by Visions Particulières Press in 2019.
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