Introduction

In the end of 2013, a high resolution image of the coldest place we know in the universe was captured by the most powerful set of telescopes in the world: Ata-cama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Atacama Desert.
The importance of this discovery lies mainly in determining what happens with the stars once they die, because it will happen the same to the Sun.
Now we know how cold our Solar System and the Universe may be in the future.
This picture inspired Mar Martín for her series (2014-16), A. L. M. A. (in Spanish “soul”).

 

With staged color photographs Mar Martín investigates the effects of the cold on the human soul and goes deeply into a dystopic world.

 

The mostly whitely dressed protagonists in her pictures work as frozen. They are surrounded by technology, anonymous, the surrounding landscape are her coldly lifeworld. With her work Mar Martín builds a bridge between science and imagination and invents her very own universe which is not so far of the reality.

Mar Martìn is a Spanish photographer living in Berlin, and the multimedia A.L.M.A. was presented during Slideluck Naples, and at the OffSpring Photo Meet, London.

 

Multimedia Tips

a. What program was used to create the multimedia?

Adobe Premiere.

 

b. How and why did you choose that sound/music?

I love electronic music. Alva Noto’s sound are fabulous.  The atmosphere he creates is very special. The piece of music I chose was license free and I felt it was perfect to get people into the right mood.

 

c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia.

Multimedia is another format to present photographs. I like to play with the rhythm of the music, the story and the movement. They have to enrich the project and fit all together. It ends up being a new piece of work and not just a presentation of pictures with music.

The experience of creating the multimedia for Slideluck Naples was so inspiring and I really enjoyed the process.

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