The Light In My Eye Project

2016

 

The Light In My Eye is a configuration of works testing our relationship to light, darkness and vision. Hinting at the fragility of our ocular connection to the world, a collection of used and damaged contact lenses lies at the centre of this inquiry. Preserved through photography and museum style displays, the viewer is invited to reconsider the usually discarded lenses and their perceived value. The collection rests, like defunct bones in a box; activated only by the camera's aperture and the projector's bulb, their presence relies on light like the eyes they were designed to aid. Dislocated, surrounded by complete darkness they are a memento mori of vision.

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