"Event Horizon" is the term that designates the boundary around a black hole beyond which events cannot propagate, therefore warping the surrounding spacetime. This work is a personal attempt to construct a cosmology through photographic means. Under this rather idiosyncratic curved sky, different entities roam along an endless timeline: animals, organic matter, technological artifacts and architectural objects, all seen alike by a non-discriminating gaze, as if they inhabited his universe with equivalent agency in a flat ontology of sorts. Strangely though, human entities are absent, as if they had retreated inside many bunker like houses to hide from entropy’s radiation, an emission they themselves had actually set in motion.
This work is located between documentary practice and experimental in the photographic medium. Documentary, allows a free formal approach and remains a creative work, a subjective perspective on a portion of the world. For two years now I collect images made in various observation sites which serve me to lay the scientific foundations of a science fictional universe. If we push the subjective nature of the documentary to the extreme, what remains of the real and where starts fiction ? Event Horizon is the first step in a larger project that create links between photography, science and fiction.
The air of the times is defined by the abundance of images. Today’s photographer inherits the power to choose what to show and in what proportions. He can propose new and singular interactions between a priori heterogeneous image regimes. The better the understanding of the universe, the greater the challenges for the medium intended to communicate this knowledge. Thus, the methods of observation and image formatting determine the way in which we understand the world.
Event Horizon, published by RVB Books
118 pages - 72 color photographs ISBN: 979-10-90306-65-3
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2016-2021
Belfast Foto Festival, Belfast / Transformer, 180 The Stand by The Store X and Dazed Factory, London / Centre Photographie, Genève / Swiss Design Award, Basel / Bredaphoto, Breda / Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt / Beaconsfield Gallery, London / Red Hook Labs, New York / Foam Museum, Amsterdam / Les Rencontres Photographiques, Arles / Swiss Design Awards, Basel / Format Festival, Derby / Gallery Peninsula, Berlin
Foam Talent, Foam Museum, Amsterdam / Nominated for Swiss Design Awards, Swiss Federal Office of Culture / Genesis Imaging & Fujifilm Award, Format Festival, Derby / Shortlisted Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards, Paris Photo