Le soleil ni la mort
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Special Edition : book + print
Publication date : 2022/03/01
Two chromogenic prints framed back to back
ed 1/3 - Weight 730 g / Dimensions 31.5 x 21.5 cm
From a set of 52 back-to-back images, in 3 copies + 1AP, among them one set forms a unique piece
Stéphanie Solinas’ new work unfolds on a futuristic territory, both geographical and spiritual. In Le Soleil ni la Mort, whose title is inspired by the maxim of François de La Rochefoucauld “Neither the sun nor death can stare at each other”, the artist questions our quest for immortality through a work juxtaposing a visual experience she had on a plane with her meeting with the leaders Alcor, a cryonics company based on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. The series are organized in a quasi-filmic sequence of a twilight moment.
Each work is composed of two images, one representing the moon, the other the sun, back to back in a double-sided frame, preventing the reader from looking at the two photographs simultaneously. They thus respond to the visual concept that the artist develops in the book: the impossibility of embracing in the same image the sunset and the sunrise that she captured during a flight in a small plane above San Fransisco.