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EYES EYES BABY

Sound installation

2017

John Berger writes; ”The relation between what we know and what we see is never settled.”The mirror is a one way glas, meaning that you can see your reflection on one side but look through the glas from the other. By placing your head between the headphones you get the instruction to look at your left eye and then look at your right. You will see nothing. But the person standing on the other side of the glas watching you could supposedly see your eyes move.

 

Saccadic masking is the titled phenomena meaning; ”A saccade is a fast eye motion, and because it is a motion that is optimised for speed, there is inevitable blurring of the image on the retina, as the retina is sweep- ing the visual eld. Blurred retinal images are not of much use, and the eye has a mechanism that ‘cuts off’ the processing of retinal images when it becomes blurred. Humans become effectively blind during a saccade. This phenomenon is called saccadic masking or saccadic suppression.”The representation is constant. What do we see and how do we perceive it? What would your relation to that be?