Looking without Seeing
Vision seems to be an easy and naturally acquired skill, at least on a basic level. It is necessary to learn to use visual perceptions and understand them by coordinating them with tactile perceptions. Normal vision is therefore a form of a prolonged, very flexible touch.
The worlds of humanity and the city are closely connected. The city forms a basic experience that concerns the whole order of the world, and then helps each person to identify themselves and understand the whole of their lives. The city, in its form, conveys this understanding to the person, offering them an understandable, readable scene of life as part of their daily focus.
Like others, when walking through the city, we show only part of our personality, only our surface. It is from this experience that I have come up with the term “looking without seeing”, which refers to the surface of things, the surface itself then appears to the senses as a potential object, especially of tactile, material feelings. Looking without seeing is a substitute, a guessing and prototype of touching without hugging, stroking without cuddling.
The perception of the urban environment and its changes due to humanity is an interesting question that has freely inspired me to create drawings and videos, where I repeatedly look for a way to grasp this topic. Urban images are not just a part of everyday life, but they create everyday life.
A workshop for children was part of the exhibition.