Aleksandra Mir

The Dream and the Promise

By Mark Baker
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, October 2009


30 September – 21 November 2009
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

For her second solo show in the gallery Aleksandra Mir presents a series of collages that combine religious iconography with that of space travel. "If angels and astronauts share the same sky," she asks, "Isn't it time they were introduced?

"Why are we here?" ... The answer may lie in convergence. Technology may have to wait for the power of the human brain to fully develop its (super)natural abilities. Will the technologies that are then produced be miraculous in that they may not require material substance to work but a faith, a belief in laws of physics so subtle than matter itself cannot withstand their logic? Will they be based in technology so discreet that it will be indistinguishable from the very fabric of the universe and all that is created within it? When we look at science and religion, are we looking at the same technology at different levels of evolution? ...