Casilda Sanchez — As Inside as the Eye can See, video, 2009
The video installation presents two eyes trying to see each other as close as they can. The avidity of “seeing” the “other”, of entering in his/her space and trying to understand, or even share, the other person’s intimacy through the gaze turns out to be an effort in vain because without distance we cannot see. We find ourselves in a paradox: so close but unable to see more than a blurred image. The gaze becomes now more of an haptic sense, perceiving the other not through the sight but through the rubbing between the eyelashes. The resulting image embodies a physical eye that beats, touches and relates intimately.
Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Tauba Auerbach — Alphabetized Bible, 2006
Andy Goldsworthy, 1986
Alex Prager — Compulsion, 2012
Amir Zaki — Time Moves Still, 2013
"VIOLENT AND STILL"
Frozen roses #5
Miyako Ishiuchi — Hiroshima, 2008, c-prints of the belongings left behind by the victims of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. From Ishiuchi:
These are objects irradiated by the great fireball that appeared suddenly one summer morning, and personal effects left behind by those who perished because of it. I catch my breath at their vivid hues and textures, surfacing from the long shadows cast by their extreme circumstance. They seem much too ordinary, the very stuff of daily life, to belong to an Atomic archive […] I found Hiroshima in the gentle, everyday textures surviving in the silhouette of a one-piece dress, worn, perhaps clandestinely, by an unknown woman, and in the deep folds of a gathered skirt, in a fabric woven of silken threads.
The Louvre is evacuated before German invasion in 1939, its works returning in 1945
Hans Bellmer — Untitled (Hands Triptych), 1933-1934