"These scraps, given away for a few euros on the curb because the heirs no longer want them, change status by a simple gesture: the application of gold leaf on the photograph. By masking part of the image and, more specifically the faces of these ghosts, Carolle Bénitah multiplies the possible projections tenfold. Gold is a stainless metal. The golden flat surface operates both as an obliteration and a shiny surface on which our own faces are reflected. This happiness, ritualized as events unfold, refers to the lies about the family myth. It removes the dark matter related to the family, which is precisely absent from these photographs." - Carolle Bénitah Text in English and French.