Survivalist Failures

  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures
  • Survivalist Failures

Survivalist Failures

When Kourtney Roy found himself confined to Normandy during the coronavirus crisis, his unlimited imagination issued a photographic series entitled Survivalist Failures. Every day, Kourtney Roy proposed a guide to survival, ironic, offset and sharp as she published on social networks. Each photograph was accompanied by survival lessons: Lesson 11: LN The Apocalypse Do not Forget About Personal Hygiene. At the confinement, our daily life has changed and our benchmarks have been shabolded. For the movement of survivalists, all that they had been preparing for years had arrived, world forties. Kourtney Roy inspired himself, with his particular artistic language, and in the manner of the survivalists, the artist was staging in unusual situations, who may remind him of his childhood to tell stories. Fantastic in Canadian forests.
This series installs us in a post apocalyptic atmosphere that takes place in its garden. In this playground with infinite possibilities, Roy stages in self-portraits, who are the thread of his work, and uses his body to question the way of representing women at different times, in photography. These performances between fiction and reality, are the shifted testimony of these weeks that we have crossed, a testimony of an unusual era.

Yasmine Lavizzari

Released
21/03/2022
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
152 x 210
Anglais/Français
Broché
52 photos colors
72 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-565-4
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Kourtney Roy

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Born in 1981 in Canada, where she grew up, Kourtney Roy conducts studies of Fine Arts then turned to photography that arouses interest in its immediacy and its strong links with reality. Kourtney Roy begins to take self-portraits at the university. At the border of art and fashion, his work shows the cross-influences between these two worlds. It combines in her work fiction and self-fiction, and explores the strange and sublime aspects of daily life in stagings tinged mystery. Kourtney Roy was the recipient of several awards: Picto Prize in 2007, Screenings Award” in Berlin in 2008, Emiliy Award” in Vancouver in 2012.