Iceland Moon Mars Simulation #1, MS2 Spacesuit
The series this works belongs to was started in 2007. It tells both the past and the future of space exploration: from memories of the mythical Apollo program that led to the first steps of man on the moon in 1969 to the Space Launch System mega-rocket developed by Nasa for a project of inhabited missions to Mars. These photographs mix a historical, documentary approach to space adventures with staging inspired by films and Vincent Fournier’s childhood memories.
Spectacular for their narrative and pictorial qualities, the photographs of the “Space Utopia” series are made without photomontage or filter. Here, their backdrop is Icelandic landscapes that had a crucial role in the history of space exploration.
Born in 1970 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Lives and works between Paris and Arles, France.
After studying at the University of Montpellier, Vincent Fournier trained at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles. His work explores the imaginary worlds of the future, both the ones from yesterday and the ones we imagine for tomorrow: space adventures, humanoid robots, utopian architectures, reinvention of life… His visions are based on childhood memories, especially of visits to the Palais de la Découverte evoking the wonders of sciences. His photographic work is represented by several galleries throughout the world and, for the last few years, comes with other techniques such as 3D printing, video, and installations. His works are featured in many permanent collections, such as the ones of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York and the Centre Pompidou as well as the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris.
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