February 10 2020,
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Obsolete Heroes
Images subject to built-in obsolescence, 2020

Portraits of engineers, managers or theorists who contributed to the development of one of the pillars of the capitalist system: built-in obsolescence. These portraits of “heroes” are themselves subject to this principle of obsolescence. They are doomed to be more or less short-lived. One day, these images will catch fire and abruptly disappear. But when, we do not know…

This project is the culmination of a research conducted since 2017 in dialogue with many researchers and specialists.

Photo © Jeu de Paume - François Lauginie