Photos: Mirka Koutsouri
30/11 – 19/12/2019
“But if we 'listen' to the design of things, we encounter an angle, a trap detains the dreamer.”
Gaston Bachelard, The poetics of space, 1958
If a texture is not found, no image is created. A texture is composed of light and perspective. This is particularly important to create a virtual image. When a virtual image stops being a mere vacuum of data, the viewer is extremely attracted to the performance of the surfaces. It is easy to recognise them, they carry the memory of places and times we have seen before, but still, one cannot define how. There is an awkwardness in the way that a virtual image exceeds the field of animal vision. Seeing is no longer a matter of the eye, but the eye together with the hand. Seeing becomes touching. A haptic vision of the eye. The walls and the object-like figures in the rooms collapse the optical into the tactile. A reality made of textures that rips the eye off the skin and stitches it to the hand. It creates double feelings. A fourth dimension.
Notice: Wanting to touch the texture and the thing that is unreachable to the hand in this room.
Rule: Humans are bodiless. Actions only exist out of the field of vision.
Notice: Tipping 30 tokens to tickle the armpit of the woman that may or may not be in the room.
Rule: All feelings and attachments belong to the imagination of the subject.
Notice: Fear. Searching for an exit.
Rule: There are no doors.
Notice: When does texture become a thing?