In a game of appearances, Time-Holder challenges the value of the object which is presented. This object, enclosed and suspended within a structure of puzzling depths, resembles a watch. Yet it tells a different story. Time here is fixed, frozen within the aesthetic of mechanics. Locked in this mirrored maze, the eye focuses at last on man’s genius. As though requesting the viewer to hold their breath, this piece invites us to fully focus on the present, leaving concerns about the inevitable passage of time behind. In this frenetic world, Carnaille urges man to slow down.
« O time, arrest your flight !
And you, propitious hours, arrest your course !
Let us savor the fleeting delights of our most beautiful days ! »