Nocturnal Landscapes (8 Fevrier 1999) and (9 Fevrier 1999)

1999, black & white cibachrome in lightbox, 100 x 160 x 20 cm

Displayed in total darkness these dark images mounted in lightboxes only take shape after a necessary visual accommodation and specific duration that gives rise to a slow pictorial revelation. Such optic revelation depends as much on the eye’s physiological constraints as on the sense of impatience prompted by images that do not immediately come into view and literally seem to leap out from the mists of time.

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