Vision Machines is all about tools that force people to look at art. How do people look at art? Is it possible to force someone to really see a work of art? Must a viewer be open to a subject to be critical and enjoy a painting? Such questions arise from the debate on whether a work of art can only be meaningful for people who want to delve into it.
These artworks influence the space located between the observer and the art object. The process of looking at art, and perception itself, are questioned through a series of objects and photo documentation. They reveal the viewer’s own way of seeing and provide an alternative gateway to the viewing process.
The 3d works were positioned in the gallery at eye level as if they were worn by unseen visitors. Also exhibited were pictures of models that demonstrate the work.
I shot the photos on location in Antwerp at FoMu with the work of photographer Elke Andreas Boon and media artist Frederik De Wilde in the MX7 Gallery. The video-loop of the piece Shutter was realised in collaboration with Geert Sinke.
The wearable assemblies consist of recycled objects - including the world of photography - constructed with wire frames of brass and silver solder.
Models: Annelie Ansingh, Lotte Hoogzand, Margot Hierholz, Geert Sinke.