Dimension : 2’⅜” x 10’⅜” x 10’⅜” inches
2016 - Brooklyn, New York
Material : Plexi/ Translucent print/ Led/ Battery
Lightbox (plexiglas and led) with 9 volt battery
2 thin trays held by magnets and a sleeve.
Each page is printed by the artist Charles Billot in his studio.
Each box is assembled by Nathaniel Wojtalik, Charles Billot and Storm Editions.
Concept and design Charles Billot and Nour Sabbagh Chahal
Espaces Aveugles is part of the Princeton University Archive library and the Franklin Furnace Library.
Illuminated with a light box, photographs transcend the medium of the book and take the viewers on a journey through light and shadow, negative and positive space, landscape and abstraction.
Espaces Aveugles, Blind Spaces, originates from a desire to push against the mechanical limitations of photography. The process is initiated through a brutalization of the raw negative before it is loaded into the camera. It explores the length of the strip in its totality overlapping the interstitial space. By looking beyond traditional photography and displacing the image outside of its formal delineation, the square negative, the work proposes a transgression of the frame, both physical and intellectual.
The selections in this book are 10 details extracted from 5 rolls of negatives.
Separated, each detail matures into 10 unique compositions. Unbound from restrictions, they unfold as invitations for plain and total imagination.