Not all stories are meant to make sense. In a series of black and white photographs and illustrations, Guilherme Gerais (1987, Brazil) introduces us to an alternative view on an unknowable universe. “The series is presented as a map, a guide, a trail to a ritualistic journey,” Gerais explains, “but with an enigmatic starting point: a missing space, although preceding.”

The origin of the stars and planets remains such a large question to us, unfathomable yet unavoidable, that we find ourselves exploring it down both scientific and spiritual avenues. All answers seem inadequate, provoking only further lines of questioning. Capturing the wondrous mystery, systemic complexity and playful magic of the universe, Gerais takes us along on his intergalactic journey, however heavy it may be, with lightness.

Intergalático was included in GUP#47, The Big Ten issue. The work is also available as a book, which can be purchased online.