The Sentinel

"We think we no longer love the dead because we don't remember them, but if by chance we come across an old glove we burst into tears." - Proust

Objects can be silent witnesses to events, set out in anticipation or ringing with the tones of something long past. In noir films, the atmosphere bleeds its memories or its tensions. The sentinel-like quality of objects is expressed in this way, waiting for the moment of impact.