– Work in Progress –
Visionarium focuses on the near, the distant and the remote. Additionally it is an artistic study of the universe.
This photo collage project is based on a fantasy universe and built around astrophysical consideration. Particularly, It connects art and science, space and human. It is likewise a human quest for belonging in the infinite space.
Bugge’s interest in astrophysics has resulted in a collaboration between her and the internationally acclaimed research scientist Anja C. Andersen. Andersen is from the Dark Cosmology Center at Niels Bohr Institute. Most important is her unique knowledge about astrophysics and communication skills. Therefore, she functions as the aviator in the projects beginning. Bugge is the passenger on a journey through the puzzling universe.
The formation of a star (much like the birth of a human being) is where the near and the distant come together. However, Bugge does not approach Visionarium with an astrophysical perspective but rather with an artistic. She studies the universe through aesthetic, poetic and narrative glasses.
Bugge interprets the scientific by putting astrophysics together in her visual world. In other words, she brings the outer space closer to the viewer. What Ingrid searches for, is something that evokes recognition or something that puts puzzling processes in motion. Bugge created the Visionarium photo collages with photos from NASA and ESA taken (amongst others) by the Hubble telescope. Finally, Visionarium is the abstraction of the universe which surrounds us, placed into a new visual framework.
“Professor in Astrophysics Anja C. Andersen meet in the intersection between art and science.
We inspire each others worlds and seek, in Visionarium, to open doors to a new way to see in to the universe” – Ingrid Bugge