Vincent Fournier’s ‘Post Natural History’ photography

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“Synthetic biology might be a futuristic idea, but when photographer Vincent Fournier made it the theme for his new art project he looked to the past. Post Natural History comprises 15 images (more are planned) of fictional near-future creatures, including a drought- and frost-resistant bird and a flower with edible petals. Together, they conject how humans could intervene in evolution: Fournier presents each like an old-fashioned encyclopaedia entry. “It fills the pictures with confusion,” says the 43-year-old, based in Brussels. “It’s not clear if it’s true, if it’s not true, if it’s serious, if it’s ludicrous.”

Exhibition at the Fondation EDF in Paris in April this year.

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