PICTET PRIZE NOMINATION 2015
(THE LIVING EQUATION)
Disorder is the natural order of the Universe: infinite, cold, chaotic, unpredictable, ruling the world by its perpetual disequilibrium and creating billions of possibilities. Conversely, as a matter of awareness and progress, order is just a temporary moment of contradictory disorders coming to a balanced state.
Man has created tools for power, a global system of disruption of life deploying his domination upon living and animal worlds. Despite all our efforts and the incredible level of progress that our society has reached, disorder has ceased to be seen as a potential opportunity to challenge the present. It has instead become a component of a consumerist system that burns through natural resources and hinders our exclusive growth.
Facing growing signs of predictable extinction, mankind seems more than ever ignoring them, answering to this structural and collective failure by creating new disorders in the natural processes: fighting for immortality modifying life, abusing animals and living worlds, burning resources against diversity, communicating more than ever creating confusion in identity, bringing biotechnology, global consumption, creating permanent state of war, climate change, crisis as a response.This photographic work delivers disrupting images that document signs of this future in our present.
The title « Disorder (The living equation) » is coming from a 1934 book from Nathan Schachner, a fiction where the character creates a equation which its goal is to allow them not to solve equations but to create new ones.
24 HOURS A DAY MESS
Cela serait-il l’expression candide, et tout aussi impossible, de vouloir enfin comprendre le monde comme un tout, dans son essence la plus simple : sa naturelle complexité et la prévalence de l’autorité du chaos et de l’absurde dans la conduite de l’Histoire.