While waiting to invade the moon and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human moon landing, this series of photographs of Saad A. Tazi proposes to tame it in a gentle way, giving it a taste of the imprint of man.
“Since the dawn of time, we have collectively plowed, scratched, disemboweled and bled the earth. And for half a century, we have focused our attention on the moon, which becomes the real trophy of nations. At the same time, the promise of eradicating world hunger and conflict is portrayed as the leitmotiv of these same nations trying to impose peace by arms, while continuing to deplete the land in all sense of the term, says Saad A. Tazi.
This series is a tribute to the moon in its different phases, the poetry of its silver surface that, as it expands or retracts during the pace of the month, makes the oceans roar and set the romantics dreaming. The marriage of earthly landscapes that fill the sky and the darkness in which the curve of the moon is lurking offers a Méliès vision of this celestial object that punctuates our daily life and which should be protected as a pledge of respect for future generations “.
Saad A. Tazi: Moon Phases
from 28 November to 20 December 2019
French Institute of Rabat