Black Noise
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‘Black Noise’

Installation; 12 photographs 75 cm x 50 cm printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper hanging in a circle (3 meters diameter)

Exhibition 'Sluitertijd', in cooperation with Mo Swillens, Margriet Thissen and Asha Swillens at TAC Eindhoven January/February 2020
As a visitor you step into the circle to see the 12 pictures of the work 'Black Noise'. 12 portraits seem to look at you when you enter the circle. Every model is photographed between two copper horns, in order to let the person on the picture visually connect with the other pictures. Esther uses a camera from 1890 and a shutter speed of 17 seconds. This way, Esther slows down the initiation of the photographic process. The extremely long shutter speed gives rise to the tranquility and intensity which is characteristic of her work.

In Wikipedia 'Black Noise' has been described as 'a type of noise consisting of mostly silence'.

Article: 'Heerlijke rage fotografie in 'Sluitertijd' in het TAC' 20-01-2020, Eindhovens Dagblad, Rob Schoonen