To see, what one doesn’t see, sounds paradoxical. This however can be experienced at any time. The human eye is blind in one specific area – the so called blind spot. Anatomically it is located where the optical nerve meets the retina. In contrast to the rest of the eye this spot doesn’t have any light receptors and thus cannot perceive any visual information. At the same time recognition is only possible through that nerve. As the brain is constantly compensating for, or‚filling in’ the blind spot in our visual field, one can only become aware of it in a specific situation of perception. In the same way that the blind spot cannot be fixed, as it follows the movement of the eye, x o brings together works that sharpen the awareness of how fragile fixed interpretations of meaning really are. Using different methodologies the works focus on the view itself and the forms of its perception.
Artists: Benjamin de Burca, Hiwa K., Phanos Kyriacou, Grischa Lichtenberger, Pia Linz, Federico Maddalozzo, Anna Oppermann, Nasan Tur, Kara Uzelman,
Video below, Kara Uzelman, Expanded Radio
Video below, Phanos Kyriacou, Accumulation of Leftovers
Curated by Silvia Ploner and Anna Schäffler
Text source: Grimmuseum Press release, more info http://grimmuseum.com/