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Versus Dystopia part II
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Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II
Versus Dystopia part II

Set of 18 photographs.

Sizes and process:

Set of silver color photographs in medium format (120 film size).

H 12 X L 12 inches, Giclee process on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta 315gr Fine Art paper mounted on Dibond, American box frame, H 16 X L 16 inches.

Limited edition of 5.

Price: € 1,250 incl. More information.

 

Versus Dystopia or the Poetics of Uncertainty, is a research on Men and faith. Part II proposes a tightening that highlights a detail, fragmented part of a whole, like iconographic books. Versus Dystopia opposes the idea of ​​a counter-utopia. It nourishes the hope that when something serious, something that defies understanding happens, Man* rises to a higher form of humanity and awakens to the sublime reality of solidarity.

Philisophy teaches that when habits can no longer continue, one must follow a path of extraordinary behaviour. In Chinese philosophy, one has to "cross the great river", confront uncertain waters to reach new shores, in search of a territory, geographical or spiritual. I like to believe that uncertainty is what makes us the most human, humbly human.

Dystopia depicts an imaginary society, a society organised in such a way as to prevent its members from achieving happiness. To the point of becoming a utopia that turns into a nightmare. The current trend is to endlessly repeat that the world is ill, that our planet is dying, that our civilisation is decadent, that humans are cowards or worse, traitors. I felt that it was important to create Versus Dystopia.

I spent months searching for my heroes, to cast them as new martyrs. I found in Michel Rostain and Sebastien Abot, one a writer, the other a painter, embodiments of a gleaner and a prophet who walk together, rise together, help each other or meet again. I imagined them and photographed them in the poses of a St. Christopher of the Venetian school, a Sisyphus of Titian, a Pieta of William Bouguereau etc. 

These two men have in turn embodied the heroes of a contemporary history, without ever meeting during the shoots, since each photograph is totally reconstructed as a photomontage. As in art books, I also extracted from each representation, a detail, that becomes itself an image, which constitutes Versus Dystopia Part II.

Models : Michel Rostain (writer) et Sébastien Abbot (painter).

* "Man" is used, not in a restrictive manner, but as the ancient shortcut for "Humanity".

 

Versus Dystopia part II
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Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes terrassés au camp

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme secourant un autre étendu

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes quittant les marais dans la tourmente

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme scrutant la route au pied d'un animal mort

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes chutant dans les marais

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme au-dessus d’un autre recroquevillé

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme implorant à l’aube

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes affligés dans un champ en feu avec pierres

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes débusqués au baraquement

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Paysage avec voiture et homme camouflé

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes accablés sous les rais de fumée

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme guettant avec cigarette

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes s’extirpant des marais

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme s’en allant le long de la ligne

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme agenouillé au pied d'une piste

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL n°2 - Hommes terrassés au camp

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Hommes à l’affût au baraquement

Versus Dystopia part II
DETAIL - Homme abattu sur des rails


Set of 18 photographs.

Sizes and process:

Set of silver color photographs in medium format (120 film size).

H 12 X L 12 inches, Giclee process on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta 315gr Fine Art paper mounted on Dibond, American box frame, H 16 X L 16 inches.

Limited edition of 5.

Price: € 1,250 incl. More information.

 

Versus Dystopia or the Poetics of Uncertainty, is a research on Men and faith. Part II proposes a tightening that highlights a detail, fragmented part of a whole, like iconographic books. Versus Dystopia opposes the idea of ​​a counter-utopia. It nourishes the hope that when something serious, something that defies understanding happens, Man* rises to a higher form of humanity and awakens to the sublime reality of solidarity.

Philisophy teaches that when habits can no longer continue, one must follow a path of extraordinary behaviour. In Chinese philosophy, one has to "cross the great river", confront uncertain waters to reach new shores, in search of a territory, geographical or spiritual. I like to believe that uncertainty is what makes us the most human, humbly human.

Dystopia depicts an imaginary society, a society organised in such a way as to prevent its members from achieving happiness. To the point of becoming a utopia that turns into a nightmare. The current trend is to endlessly repeat that the world is ill, that our planet is dying, that our civilisation is decadent, that humans are cowards or worse, traitors. I felt that it was important to create Versus Dystopia.

I spent months searching for my heroes, to cast them as new martyrs. I found in Michel Rostain and Sebastien Abot, one a writer, the other a painter, embodiments of a gleaner and a prophet who walk together, rise together, help each other or meet again. I imagined them and photographed them in the poses of a St. Christopher of the Venetian school, a Sisyphus of Titian, a Pieta of William Bouguereau etc. 

These two men have in turn embodied the heroes of a contemporary history, without ever meeting during the shoots, since each photograph is totally reconstructed as a photomontage. As in art books, I also extracted from each representation, a detail, that becomes itself an image, which constitutes Versus Dystopia Part II.

Models : Michel Rostain (writer) et Sébastien Abbot (painter).

* "Man" is used, not in a restrictive manner, but as the ancient shortcut for "Humanity".