Pinhole Window View

In an age dominated by digital photography, Monique Habraken has returned to the origins of image making. Her Pinhole Window View expands the pinhole principle to encompass an entire room and its contents, with a tiny hole in the window forming the only light source. She painted light-sensitive emulsion onto a curtain at the back as well as some furniture which was then ‘developed’ in the same way as a regular photograph. Captured in the emulsion are ghostly cityscapes and stark silhouettes of tables and chairs in an interplay between the interior and exterior surroundings. Habraken’s aim? “To suggest a moment which has passed and to make it tangible.”

Monique Habraken