This performance was part of her self-organised exhibition “Modes of Encounter”. It offers a new encounter for two humans(-like) species and enables them to rethink perspective, perception and reality by offering an unusual framing from a part of my face that was the only visible part to the participant. This frame gives an allowance for participants to question the functions of the head’s three sense organs.
The artist asks them to look at her eyes by sitting on the small pillow with their head parallel to hers from above. She mimicking under the black cover helped this unusual frame to circumscribe and incept the participants by keeping them active in the mode of curiosity.
While the exhibition emphasized the relationships between intellectual and bodily processes, this work is on the research of unknown and unlearned types of interaction possibilities without actively using our minds or our bodies and yet remain in their presence.
NON-HUMAN GAZE 2020