Isabel M. Martínez's series "Quantum Blink" captures the gaps between moments of consciousness.

Isabel M. Martínez photographs the instants between blinks
Toronto - OCT 30, 2013

Isabel M. Martinez is a photographer of invisible moments. The Chilean born and currently Toronto based artist, has centred her photographic production on capturing the gaps that exist between moments of consciousness that makes up the fleeting instant between blinks.

Isabel M. Martínez photographs the instants between blinks

©Isabel M. Martínez

In her series 'Quantum Blink', Martinez presents a series of chromogenic prints that reflect two instants in one image. The simultaneous moments analyse the notion of consciousness in quantum mechanics, according to which the brain recognizes forty independent moments every second which are then compiled into image and movement.

Isabel M. Martínez photographs the instants between blinks

©Isabel M. Martínez

Martinez explains that her goal is to "articulate something in between the freezing of time -that so often characterizes photography- and its relentless passing." Each one of her works explores this concept, showing a succession of instants in a composition made of vertically running stripes that appear to be shifting or changing depending on the point of view of the viewer.

Isabel M. Martínez photographs the instants between blinks

©Isabel M. Martínez

Isabel M. Martínez photographs the instants between blinks

©Isabel M. Martínez

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