Black boxes

Hidden in recovered frames, Eric Marais also installs domestic pinholes or camera obscura to win over! Hunged like an empty frame, the pinhole records the gallery interiors over a very long exposure time, for one year. The work therefore first performs an expectation, a promise of an image gestation. Once developed, photography expresses the compressed form of a slice of life , unfathomable thickness, an emptied space of movement and yet fully populated.
One thinks then on the exalted attempts of some nineteenth century photographers wanting to capture the  silhouette of a ghost.