Space project: Aesthetic shock interwoven with fantasy, history and documentary

Vincent Fournier, a photographer who lives in Paris, has been passionate about space since he was young and has been working on “space project” since 2007. At the beginning of the series, he recorded NASA’s space launch system’s plan to land on Mars. After that, Fournier went to different continents to photograph the world’s landmark space exploration equipment, helping people understand the development of space research in recent years and future trends. “I think it’s important to shape the form of the future because it allows us to stand at a distance and see and understand the earth from a new perspective.” With his works, he was shortlisted for the 2020 Leica Oscar & middot; barnak Photography Award final. The spacesuit in Stanley & middot; Kubrick’s film, March 2019, Hilma, California, USA < / P > < p > Grand and micro contrast, distinct architectural composition, subtle angle, and light control make his images full of visual tension, just like a set of classic film pictures. His works are not only an aesthetic shock, but also a philosophical shock. “Space exploration is a great adventure for mankind, crossing the atmosphere and gravity that protects the earth and leaping into the darkness of the unknown. Space represents not only our desire for the sky, but also our desire to project ourselves into it. ” Said Fournier. The “fictional” sense of science fiction makes his series full of imaginative space, mixing history and documentary. Between fantasy and reality, it seems that from the future to human beings, there is a long history of earth’s past. < / P > < p > “my interest in exploring the future stems not only from its creative aesthetics, but also from its awe inspiring ability to create stories on the border between reality and imagination. This intermediate state of “between the two” creates a floating space, allowing the viewer to interpret in a diversified way. I think the starting point of this infatuation comes from some kind of joyful nostalgia for the future in my childhood. Indeed, I grew up in the ’70s and’ 80s, when a lot of technological advances enabled me to envision many possibilities for the future. The utopian vision in the media, in movies, in television, in literature or in comics, nourished me and made me want to extend these childhood dreams. ” Vincent & middot; Fournier describes it this way. Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was planned and designed by the architect Oscar & middot; Niemeyer in the 1960s. It took four years to build in the desert of the South American plateau. In the golden age of space exploration, the man-made city landed like a giant flying saucer in the vast wilderness. According to Fournier, “Brasilia is like a fossil of the modernist Temple of Utopia, showing people’s nostalgia and dreams of the future solidified in time. It’s a real time capsule. ” < / P > < p > in “Kosmic memories”, Fournier shows a series of extraordinary great buildings that are like alien visitors. These buildings, made of concrete, were born in the former Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1980s, and are now scattered in various CIS countries. The obsession with the universe is not only the ancient tendency of Russian imagination, but also the object that human beings have been looking forward to for millions of years. Where did it come from? What’s inside? When and where will it open again? Fornell’s work creates a profound and mysterious connection with the infinite universe. < p > < p > in 1970, Japanese robot expert Mori Changhong proposed the “valley of terror effect”. When robots get closer to real humans, we often find that the experience of watching them is deeply disturbing. In the “the man machine” series, Fournier explores the ambiguities of robots becoming more and more human and humans becoming more and more like robots. There is a line between our obsession with robots and our fear of them. Vincent & middot; Fournier, a French artist now living in Paris, was born in Ouagadougou, capital of the West African country, and moved to Brittany at the age of 5. After a degree in sociology and visual arts, he continued to study at the National Academy of photography in Arles. He studies myths about the future: space exploration, utopian architecture, artificial intelligence, life transformation, etc. Today, his works have been collected and exhibited in many art galleries and museums around the world, and many books have been published. < / P > < p > original title: < A= target=_ blank>New product launch