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ESPACES AVEUGLES

Charles Billot

17 copies
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

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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.



Espaces Aveugles is part of the Princeton University Archive library and the Franklin Furnace Library.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU

Rhea Karam

Edition of 39 copies
Dimension : ½” x 11 x 9’ 1/4” inches
Print : inkjet on MOAB Lasal Photo Matte, Bright White Archival Inkjet Paper, 235gsm.
2017 - Brooklyn, New York.

Each page is silkscreened with a different color by the artist.
Each book is hand bound by Small Editions
Cover design and concept Rhea Karan and Nour Sabbagh Chahal.

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The luminous pages of All Roads Lead To You unveil the unforeseen beauty within the mundane cracks and lines connecting New York City’s streets. Gravel, flagging tape and crosswalks, reveal intricate geometrical borders and flamboyant hues.


All Roads Lead To You is a succession of snippets taken along a meditative walk through the streets of New York. The abstract quality of the images do not intend to portray the place in which the work was made, but rather emphasize on how homogeneous and indistinguishable the urban landscapes in our cities have become. To better understand one constructs a personal identity with these surroundings, the artist examines the relationships between lines and borders on sidewalks and buildings to observe how they come together, interact and ultimately shape and guide our everyday journeys.



All Roads Lead To You is part of the MOMA library and the Center for Book Art collection.