Reproductions in Space is an attempt to further understand the reproductive ability of physical form made possible by the industrial revolution and its continued use in the information age through such technology as 3d printing. The human fascination and wonderment of cloning physical matter is evident within capitalism, including within our built environments.
German Jewish Philosopher, Walter Benjamin wrote in the Arcades Project (1927-1940) that “construction plays the role of the subconscious” it seems our unconscious mind is programmed to desire repetition. Duplication of matter creates familiarity and convenience, which is innately pleasing and reassuring. This ongoing photo series seeks to find repetitions, patterns as well as mould-like forms that suggest inversion to reproduce forms in the public space.
Carine's portraiture seeks to reveal the internal landscape of her subject, whether it be an individual, an object, or a place. Carine understands the architecture, objects, materials and organic matter that surround us are embedded with social, emotional and cultural significance, inviting further interpretation and narrative exploration. Her portraits often document an intimate or domestic space, but also shared, public spaces, such as playgrounds and other urban spaces. Her practice considers the interrelationship between the natural world and the built environment. She understands this tension as exposing much about who we are, as a society.