在宝丽莱宣布他们将停止生产一次性成像照相机时,艺术家Nicole Kenney和KS Rives开始利用这个即将消失的媒介来创作项目“在我死之前,我想要……”。他们走访于美国、印度、日本、欧洲、南非,用宝丽莱拍摄下超过1200个人,并向他们提出一个相同的问题:在你离开这个世界之前,你想要什么?死亡这个议题,将亟待消失的宝丽莱和无常的人生紧紧相连。

Kenney说,“我觉得在这个时候探讨该问题非常合适,因为当技术死亡时,人类也面临着消亡,世上一切都是无常。”

为什么人们如此关注自身的死亡议题?人们主动去改变自己的生活是出于怎样的动机?人们的价值观是怎样的?不同国家的人们,对于死亡的态度有着怎样的不同?和环境有着怎样的关联?Nicole Kenney和KS Rives试图通过这种不断发问来探寻答案。

As soon a Polaroid announced they would stop making instant cameras, artists Nicole Kenney and KS Rives started using them. The pair launched the photography project “Before I Die, I Want To…“, and traveled all over to ask people the same question: What do you want to do before you die? As people answered, they captured the moment with the instant camera. Their idea was to link the death of people with the death of the Polaroid. “We thought this question would be really fitting,” Kenney said, “because technologies die and people die. Everything is impermanent.” So far, they’ve captured the hopes and dreams of over 1,200 people from the U.S., India, Japan, Europe and South America.

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