Ofir Hayat


The meeting between seclusion at home – in a personal, intimate world – and the view from the windows, serves as a parallel to the internal aspects of a person vs. the external, public environment. On the walls, in the shadows, and in the reflections, the external world is expressed. Roofs, buildings, and trees appear – sometimes clearly, and sometimes only hinted at, distorted, obscured, enlarged, or shrunk. They do not maintain full loyalty to the original, and they show the angle of the window and the sun, the angle of a gaze and the interpretation of the individual – and the way in which one sees the world and reflects it back upon oneself, within one’s own walls.

In a process that copies photography using a camera obscura – which mimics how the first cameras worked, as well as how the human eye works – the house is blocked from allowing external light to enter. What’s left is a tiny aperture, like the pupil of the eye, which shows the external view – backwards, on the walls on the house. The video that follows this process makes the time that passes appear more concretely using the movement of the sun’s rays.