Category: Tipping points

The tipping point series presented here magnifies the tensions raised by the uncertainty of the Anthropocene through the confrontation between the original materiality of our surroundings and their projected ephemerality. Using the special properties of argentic paper when exposed to light, one half of the photograph will remain stable while the other will darken in time. The dividing line between both parts is based on figures calculated by experts for socio- ecological disruptions which have occurred over the past two decades. Rather than using projections about the future always questionable, former years evolution highlights tipping points’ impact on our daily lives.
Figures sources are all official and indicated for each work.

Contrary to what most people could think, the darkening half in no way means a negative vision which would be opposed to the stable one. As with all other photographic works, the darkening process recalls that a stability of a system should never be taken for granted, without any assumption of a desired or undesired outcome. Current challenges may look insurmountable but only the future will tell if our planetary boundaries have been crossed with no hope of return. Bouncing forward is still an option.

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