CÉDRIC BACQUEVILLE GALLERY, LILLE, FRANCE
DAVID DE BEYTER
THE SKEPTICS, RELICS OF TECHNOLOGICAL GODDESS
The Skeptics, Relics of Technological Goddess is a work in progress combining film, photography and objects. It is about scientific ufology, a discipline based on ufology practiced by a marginal community of around a hundred passionate amateurs in Spain. The beauty of their approach to reality and perception lies in a utopian desire to dispel the modern myth of UFOs. In the aesthetics of the disappearance and blindness of images, photography and its physicality become an object of speculation, serving here to deconstruct a great contemporary narrative. By its documentary, sociological and reflexive approach to the image, The Skeptics is to be understood as an immersive space prompting us to meditate on the obsolescence of a belief. These odd landscapes, obsolete thoughts and outmoded scientific tools are relics of an imaginary world in ruins that reflect the mood of our post-truth times.
Exhibition curators: Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet.