ConceptEurope67P By Florence Iff

It explores the mission of orbiter “Rosetta," which set out in 2004 to investigate a comet named 67P. Rosetta reached the comet 10 years later, in 2014, and sent back detailed information about the comet before ending its mission by hitting the comet's surface in a controlled maneuver.
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My project “67P” is an investigation of light, time and space as explored through photography.

It explores the mission of orbiter “Rosetta,” which set out in 2004 to investigate a comet named 67P. Rosetta reached the comet 10 years later, in 2014, and sent back detailed information about the comet before ending its mission by hitting the comet’s surface in a controlled maneuver.I have been collecting old negatives illustrating the subject of ephemerality and impermanence for years. In “67P,” I combine those negatives with images from ESA that depict Rosetta’s journey to the comet. The mission was a search, within the primeval soup, for proof of life within our wider universe.

Part of the mission’s goal was to answer questions about life on Earth; likewise, I included pictures of the human body in this series in order to stress the fact that our existence consists of essentially our place in our bodies. I also placed dated photographs of long-changed landscapes alongside high-tech images of Mars or the surface of 67P. Playing with these juxtapositions, I created a visual journey that considers universal questions on life, transience, time, and the remains of our existence—the imprints we leave behind as human beings. Simultaneously it’s a journey through 100 years of technical advancement within photography and space-exploration. The pictures are named after the 11 scientific instruments and the lander on board of “Rosetta”. [Official Website]

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff

67P | Florence Iff