In #61, abstract moving images react to the eye movements of several visitors. The installation deals with visual perception as a dialogue between observer and observed, seen as a metaphor for similar dialogues that occur in the relations between humans and their technology and humans and their environment.
The starting point for installation #61 is the optical phenomena that originate in the eye itself. These were studied for the first time by the Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně, who in 1823 published a catalogue of 28 different visual sensations that do not correspond to anything outside of the body. He meticulously described visual impressions, the circumstances in which they occur and their evolution over time. These phenomena were “subjective” in that they were caused in the eye of the observer, but Purkyně realized that they could still be studied and explained with reference to the anatomy of the eye.
Part of the exposition Nuts & Bolts, Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission
Also see the Joost Rekveld retrospective in Deep Focus.
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