“67P” project is an investigation on light, time and space on the one hand within the subject of photography itself and on the other hand on the example of the space mission „Rosetta“. Images from NASA and ESA depict the journey to the comet 67P, which have been the designation of the mission „Rosetta“ on the search for the primeval soup and the proof of life-molecules within the universe. The whole mission started 1992 and lasted till 2014, when the lander finally touched ground on 67P to gather information. This high-tech mission was developed to answer questions about life on earth.
Old deteriorating, fading or double-exposed (glass) negatives illustrating the subject of ephemerality and impermanence as well as pictures of the human body as skin, CTI’s or X-rays are included in order to stress the fact that our existence consists of essentially being body. Dated photographs of long changed landscapes merge or coexist with high-tech images of mars or the surface of 67P.
Playing with these juxtapositions I created a visual journey approaching universal questions on life, transiency, time, what remains from our existence and which 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”.
Florence Iff – fine art photographer based Zurich, Switzerland.