Staring at the Sun
Opening: Saturday, April 30, 2016
4pm to 6pm
What we see of the world results from a complex interplay of unstable systems. Vision is a wondrous affair, navigating the line between acts of deciphering and of creating. Our perceived surroundings are a collection of images formed through the intricate workings of our senses, and the impressions prescribed by mood, memory and so much more.
There is no fixed reality; it is a product of myriad conditions, which at times conflict. Vast knowledge can be derived from sight, but is it ever the same for us all? From one instance to another? How much of what we see is actual? How much is fabricated?
Staring at the Sun poses these questions through an immersive experience in which we are asked to consider the visible spectrum. Here, color is both perceived and produced by the body and mind. What we see reflects at once the light of the rainbow and its negative. The limits between the tangible and the imagined collapse into a dizzied blur of color and invisibility.Press release
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