“Sandrine Elberg experiments with the very consistency of the photographic medium, by working through its technical and aesthetic possibilities. A fair proportion of her work consists of making interventions on her images. She intervenes on the negatives by means of chemical or even thermal reaction, and she plays with the otherness of the matrices either positively or negatively as a medium of creativity. Influenced by the Surrealists, she consciously creates photograms and solarised images. We are immediately aware of a fascination with cosmic environments. The deserted expanses opening on to black skies evoke moonscapes; the agglomerations of dust or the myriads of shining particles, chaotically distributed in the various compositions, are like stars that move noiselessly in space. As for the fragments of rock, they seem solitary and airborne, as if struck by weightlessness.” Quoted from the preface by Julien Verhaeghe published in the monograph Cosmic in 2018.
*1978, Versailles, Paris, lives and works in Paris and Issy-les-Moulineaux