SECONDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Part I : Human Landscapes
Lands of Olden Times
Cages
Alienation and Confusion

Part II : All Things Transitory
Awareness
Memories
The Body

Part III : Human Violence

DIGITAL SERIES
Human Landscapes

My current project, entitled Seconds Before Midnight, deals with global warming, mental health and human propensity for violence. In other words, it elaborates on the current phenomena of self-destruction experienced by the ape self-identified as Homo Sapiens. It is set in three parts, each illustrating its own point of view on the subject of disappearance and loss.

Part I - Human Landscapes
Lands of Olden Times projects images of destruction, exploring the growing effects of Climate Change, mostly through floods, forest fires and cyclones. Cages studies the phenomena of poverty in densely populated areas and the feeling of powerlessness that it can generate among the population. Alienation and Confusion takes a look at mental illness which may be caused by the immense flux of diverging information and how an individual may feel lost in this ever-changing world.

Part II - All Things Transitory
Awareness searches for consciousness inside the human body as if it might be discovered among its bones and sinews. Memories examines the past and filial relationships where guilt and nostalgia may fester, impeding our way toward the future. The Body explores the fragility of life and how it can be intimately linked to memory.

Part III - Human Violence
This series deals with the inevitability of war and human greed.


NOTICE
Founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists1 created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the planet. The Doomsday Clock is set every year by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes nine Nobel laureates. The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to global catastrophe caused by man-made technologies.

In 2019, the clock was set at 2 minutes to midnight. In 2022, at 100 seconds, and on the 24th of january 2023, it was set at 90 seconds before midnight, the closest it has ever been to midnight since its creation. It is important to note however that the hand my be made to move away from its ultimate deadline.

1. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists