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The Day Before, Star System, New York, September 10, 2001 _ 23:59

Date: 2004
Support: Photography
Dimensions: 169,7x147,4
 impression jet d'encre

The project The day before_Star system include images of the night sky on the eve of historical events. To achieve this, he uses software that enables him to replicate a constellation at a given time and place. The photographic series, The day before_Star system, is a series of 12 photographic images that represent a map of the sky on the eve of a military bombing. The work shows what the populations of a given place could see on the eve of their death the day before the bombings of Guernica, Dresden, Caen, London, Baghdad, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Sarajevo… and here: New York.
Influenced by the political overtones of Picasso’s Guernica, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil explores images with a political meaning. The focus of his work is the night sky as it appeared before major events. Using software, he reconstitutes the constellations of a given day and place. The photographic series The day before_Star system features a dozen photographs depicting a map of the stars as they appeared the night before a military bombing. These works depict what the inhabitants of those cities might have seen the night before they died, on the eve of the bombings of Guernica, Dresden, Caen, London, Baghdad, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Sarajevo…and here: New York.
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