Alexandra Martens Serrano

Martens’ artistic practice suggests and speculates alternative models of allowing objects to communicate knowledge and experiences by forming platforms in which, for a brief moment, stories which are not yet governed by the primacy of reason can be brought forth. As a result, the search for the transcendental object is born in a space where play compels reality to surrender the dogma of its unconditional validity in order to flirt with possibility.

In her work Martens tends to examine the formation of beliefs and modes of discourse in a semi anthropological and associative approach, in which the concept of estranged history is contemplated. Through the investigation of objects, images and symbols the historical narrative of thought processes within the cognitive development of humans is questioned and altered to challenge the streams of information which have led to the conventions and principles of our norms and behaviours today.