The exhibition ‘Astronaut!’ with images by Richard Petit will be on display at the Voies Off Gallery in Arles from 3 July to 24 September 2017. Photographed with a Leica M9, the series revolves around two children’s imaginary journey into space. The project expresses a deep-seated enthusiasm for space travel, with deliberate references to the visual styles of comic books and trashy cartoons. In a childlike and playful manner, the photographer questions the representations of an ‘objective’ reality.
The second part of the exhibition renounces any sense of Science Fiction by showing the flip side of space travel: in a series of short-film testimonials, astronauts describe their experiences of memory loss and disorientation on their journeys into space.
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