Sputnik, 1997

This project is a parody, an action of informative intoxication that calls attention to the dangers of credulity. Here, the artist becomes a journalist in order to tell the supposed history of the first initiative of the Foundation Sputnik (organization created for the rehabilitation of historical memory and the dissemination of the Soviet space program): the tragedy of the astronaut Ivan Istochnikov (the closest Russian translation of Joan Fontcuberta), lost in space under strange circumstances. In order to give the story authenticity, the artist incorporates a large number of historical documents.