Founded in 2013 by independent curators and designers Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet, Temple ran at first as an experimental gallery space in Paris, presenting a new generation of French and international artists.
Temple is now a studio focused on curating exhibitions and designing books related to photography and mixed media, collaborating with a variety of international institutions and artists.
Recent projects include the exhibitions "The Hobbyist" at Fotomuseum Winterthur (2017) ; "Blank Paper, Stories of the Immediate Present" at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, the exhibition catalogue "Magnum Analog Recovery" (Le Bal, 2017) or the book, "Provoke" (Steidl, 2016).
Edited & designed by Temple
19 x 29 cm
Published by delpire & co
Can we avoid death? How can we overcome our finitude? In Le soleil ni la mort, a bilingual book, Stéphanie Solinas questions this possibility from the point of view of cryonics, a scientific process, and the beliefs it carries.
Stéphanie Solinas’ new work unfolds on a futuristic territory, both geographical and spiritual. In Le Soleil ni la mort, whose title is inspired by the maxim of François de La Rochefoucauld “Neither the sun nor death can stare at each other”, the artist questions our quest for immortality through a work juxtaposing a visual experience she had on a plane with her meeting with the leaders Alcor, a cryonics company based on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States.
Throughout the pages, the rhythm imparted by the artist can provoke vertigo and surprises. The ineffable poetry of this conversation about mortal refusal slips stealthily into philosophical, ethical and religious questions that encompass the belief in rebirth, the human being of the future, possible eternity, our future identity, what we wish to concede to Silicon Valley science. To these questions, Le Soleil ni la mort does not impose any answer but opens the field of thought and projection.