H+ focuses on transhumanism, a movement advocating the use of science and technology to enhance humans’ physical and mental abilities. H+’s photographs are elliptical and have little context. Taken one by one, they baffle more than they explain. Seen together, they weave a web of discourse. Artificial, they resemble their subject: it is no longer known whether the living die by becoming machines or inanimate objects spring to life. H+ talks about our bodies, our everyday lives and our relationship to technology, as well as opens up future prospects. No response is given, but the exhibition can work both as a tool to think about a key issue of our time and as a poetic space that confronts us with the absurdity of our finiteness.
Matthieu Gafsou thanks Sam Stourdzé, Cécile Nédélec and Lydia Dorner for their help and advice in implementing the project.
Exhibition produced in partnership with the Musée d’art de Pully.
Publication: H+, coedition Kehrer Verlag and Actes Sud, 2018.
Prints and framing by Après Midi Lab, Paris, with support from Sénélar-Larson Juhl, Hazebrouck.
With support from the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the City of Lausanne and the Galerie Éric Mouchet (Paris).