10 Jan, 2023
As the economy greedily nibbles away at the planet for the benefit of the most wealthy, environmental crises are multiplying, rushing us toward the point of no return. What will be left of us after the fires, tsunamis, and pandemics? And while climate projections lead us to believe that the world will be unliveable by the end of the century, today's children will be plunged into this apocalyptic chaos worthy of dystopias such as Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s tale. What if reborn dolls were not just hyper-realistic babies but the prophecy of society at the end of its rope? Do they cause to worry because of their impressive resemblance to babies or do they scare by their sinister projection of what humanity could become in the future? Will a baby with a body made of fabric, with limbs and a head made of vinyl with hair made of mohair, be able to quench our first for motherhood and fatherhood? The future will tell, reborn babies are born by the thousands all over the planet under the expert hands of reborn artists, a new generation of midwives who promise unconditional happiness for a modest sum of 500€.
Didier Bizet. Photographer, France. Didier Bizet lives in France, he used to work as an art director. In 2015, he devoted himself solely to photography and joined the Hans Lucas agency. He is attracted to the former Soviet bloc countries «where the melancholy of time is obediently photographed». Between the author’s photography and documentary, photography is for him real learning about the environment. «It facilitates me and sometimes gives me answers to my own questions and requests about society. It is not only pleasant but also necessary for my own life experience. The world around me evolves, modernizes, and changes surprises me. I am looking for curiosities in our modern society in order to understand them. » Didier Bizet is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and holds a degree in art history. He publishes his reports in the international press. In 2020 he received a Sony Award for his reborn series published many times in France and internationally, his reborn work has been screened in 2020 at Visa pour l’image festival.