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Vincent Fournier (France)

apr 30 - jun 7 2014

Martin Kollar (Slovakia)

mar 5 - apr 12 2014

Martin Guggisberg (Switzerland)

jan 15 - feb 22 2014

Aglaia Konrad (Austria)

nov 6 - dec 21 2013

Alejandro Guijarro (Spain)

sep 4 - oct 19 2013

Olivier Cablat (France)

jun 19 - jul 27 2013

Cristina de Middel (Spain)

mar 20 - apr 27 2013

Romain Mader (Switzerland)

jan 30 - mar 2 2013

Wolfgang Stahr (Germany)

nov 21 - jan 12 2013

Nadav Kander (Israel)

sep 8 - oct 27 2012

Jim Naughten (England)

may 2 - jun 9 2012

Nikita Pirogov (Russia)

mar 14 - apr 21 2012

Eric Lusito (France)

jan 25 - mar 3 2012

Bogdan Konopka (Poland)

nov 30 - jan 14 2012

Ilse Frech (Netherlands)

oct 12 - nov 26 2011

Christian Riis Ruggaber (Switzerland)

aug 31 - oct 1 2011

Jari Silomäki (Finland)

apr 13 - jun 25 2011

Paolo Woods (Netherlands)

feb 16 - apr 2 2011

Paulo Nozolino (Portugal)

dec 1 - feb 10 2011

Hans Op De Beeck (Belgium)

sep 4 - sep 26 2010

Marc Shoul (South Africa)

may 19 - jul 7 2010

Mathieu Bernard- Reymond (Switzerland / France)

mar 17 - may 5 2010

Andreas Seibert (Switzerland)

jan 27 - mar 10 2010

Vincent Fournier ( France - 1970 )

 

Vincent Fournier was born in 1970 and lives in Paris. After graduating with a sociology degree and a Masters in Visual Arts, he obtained a diploma from the National School of Photography in Arles in 1997. His works are regularly exhibited in international galleries, museums and festivals, such as the Rencontres d’Arles in 2012, the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam and the Centre Photographique de Genève in 2013.

 

‘I am always intrigued in the element of dream and mystery in scientific and technological research: observing the stars, travelling in space, producing living beings or re-programming them, reading thoughts and seeing the invisible..." Vincent Fournier’s images are a blend of Jules Verne and Jacques Tati, Charles Darwin and David Cronenberg, and experiment with the fictional and magnificent potential of certain forms of utopia.

 

RHINO BEETLE [Oryctes transmissionis] Insect adapted to continuous tracking © Vincent Fournier">

RHINO BEETLE [Oryctes transmissionis] Insect adapted to continuous tracking © Vincent Fournier

Post Natural History reinterprets the concept of a curiosity cabinet. Vincent Fournier presents new, futuristic species by bringing about a journey in time rather than in space. He creates beings that are reprogrammed by man to respond to the changing environment based on current research in the domain of synthetic biology and cybernetics.

 

This collection ‘of emerging species’ is presented in the form of encyclopaedic illustrations: an ibis with metal legs resistant to extreme temperatures; a dragonfly with a fragile glass abdomen incorporating a luminescent sensor measuring pollution levels; a beetle with GPS integrated into its metallic antenna...These mutant creatures are familiar yet strange.

 

Blending history and anticipation, memory and science fiction, Vincent Fournier’s poetic and sensitive bestiary questions our relationship with time and technology, man’s place in nature, natural evolution as well as in the sciences, dreams and the imagination… This work in progress is part of the wider perspective of a future encyclopaedia.

 

Vincent Fournier participated in the Vevey International Photo Award in 2013 organised by Festival Images.

 

CROCODILE [Crocodylus hypersexualis] Reptile with new reproductive strategy © Vincent Fournier">

CROCODILE [Crocodylus hypersexualis] Reptile with new reproductive strategy © Vincent Fournier

 

ROBOTIC JELLYFISH DRONE [Cyanea machina]  © Vincent Fournier">

ROBOTIC JELLYFISH DRONE [Cyanea machina]  © Vincent Fournier

Courtesy : acte2galerie (Paris) et the Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam)