Muu Galleria, Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki

Consisting of photographic collages produced with the help of scientific imaging techniques, Christelle Mas’s exhibition explores the relationship of humanity and technology. The source images include medical photographs, MRI images, scanning electron microscope pictures, X-rays and retinal images combined with drawing and collage.

Photographs are today created using all kinds of imaging devices. They are used both to convey information and as tools for control. Drone cameras, medical imaging systems that see deeper or with greater acuity than the human eye, satellites capable of scanning the entire Earth – these are all imaging methods enabled by modern technology.

Christelle Mas (b. 1984) is a French artist living in Oulu who has made Finland her home. Her mediums are photography, drawing and installation. Mas’s art is often inspired by popular science and the visualisations of medicine or mechanical technology. Although her starting point is science, in the course of her creative process fictional truths evolve into a reflection of her own inner world.