Jean Painlevé: Science is Fiction – Film and Photography
Jean Painlevé: Science is Fiction – Film and Photography at Galerie Berinson in Berlin. "...Photographer, author and filmmaker, Painlevé tread the line between science and the artistic avant-garde. As the son of the well-known mathematician, Paul Painlevé, he was exposed to science from a very young age and was fascinated by biology and wildlife. After abandoning his medical studies, he began making scientific movies. In the early 1920s, he developed a technique to make underwater movies, but due to poor results, he decided to move his camera into a laboratory. Depending on the audience, Painlevé often made several versions of a single film, catering to the scientific community, academia, or the general public."