“POINT NOIR, CORPS TENDU” (Blind spot, twisted body) Group exhibition 2012

blind spot_general view«A blind spot, scotoma, is an obscuration of the visual field. A particular blind spot known as the blinds- pot, or physiological blind spot, or punctum caecum in medical literature, is the place in the visual field

that corresponds to the lack of light-detecting photoreceptor cells on the optic disc of the retina where the optic nerve passes through it.[1] Since there are no cells to detect light on the optic disc, a part of the field of vision is not perceived. The brain interpolates the blind spot based on surrounding detail and information from the other eye, so the blind spot is not normally perceived. »

The whole exposition is made of a series of cables, lamps and video projectors that function according to a system of timers, designed to switch the different elements on and off, alternately. The audience enters into a dark room, where one or two works are lit for a few minutes, and then switched off for others to be acti- vated.

This exposition was built around the idea of a blind spot, exploring what we do notconceive, the thing that is outside the framework. The idea was to think of the space as an organic form, a body that both hides and reveals its parts, simultaneously.

point noir corps tendu_slides

 

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