Looking without seeing, 2016
graduation project, sound and video installation
Can I question imagery by representing it’s marginality?
The installation explores the artist’s vision upon her relation with contemporary imagery existing in her daily life. Interested in the marginal connotation, in that what is not seen at first, that what is not central.
In an ocular centric society in which vision is empowered over other senses, she finds a sideway to communicate with the viewer. During the video recordings of daily life happenings made with her phone, she extracts the moments where she had put by mistake her finger in front of her phone lens. Instead of obviously exposing what is being seen, such as the people or objects she encounters, she is rather fascinated by this flaw. The result are different red gradient frames whose spectrum depend on the amount of light.
1. To look is to direct one’s gaze in a specified direction
2. To see is to perceive with the eyes