Beijing – Artist Grégory Chatonsky has re-imagined everyday objects as fossils on a future earth.
Chatonsky’s eon-spanning exhibition explores the demise of humanity as we know it, asking visitors to consider mortality on a global scale in a ‘speculative fiction on the disappearance of the human species’. Telofossils II views the relationship between time and technology through a sombre lens. Unrelenting innovation has accustomed people to the idea of permanent obsolescence, meaning we are constantly faced with extinct objects.
‘By anticipating our demise, we step back, we put away our lives. Telofossils does not consider the bright future of technology and innovation, but sees it as something old, dead and gone. The future becomes an old and nostalgic idea,’ Chatonsky explains in an interview with The Creators Project.
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