SECONDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Part I : Human Landscapes
Alienation and Confusion
Cages
Earth's Fury

Part II : All Things Transitory
Awareness
Memories
The Body

Part III : Human Violence

DIGITAL SERIES
Human Landscapes

My current project, entitled Seconds Before Midnight, deals with global warming, mental health and human propensity for violence. In other words, it elaborates on the current phenomena of self-destruction experienced by the ape identified as Homo Sapiens.


Founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists1 created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the planet. The Doomsday Clock is set every year by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes nine Nobel laureates. The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to global catastrophe caused by man-made technologies.

In 2019, the clock was set at 2 minutes to midnight. In 2022, at 100 seconds, and on the 24th of january 2023, it was set at 90 seconds before midnight, the closest it has ever been to midnight since its creation. It is important to note however that the hand my be made to move away from its ultimate deadline.

1. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists