The Sighted See the Surface (Studio), 2019
18-minute video projection and sound Variable size
The Sighted See the Surface (Studio), is an 18-minute video documentation of the installation The Sighted See the Surface presented at Dorit Cypis’ studio. What began as a tribute to artist Michael Asher, whose practice shed light on power and consciousness and who died in 2012, became a woven transmogrification across time -1973-1977 and 2012-2016 – including 11 documentary photographs performing as portals into 9 stories. Borrowing crime detective tropes, a video animation and spoken-word sound is projected over the photographs to map connections and weave poetic reflections on sight and blindness, intimacy and violence, conceptual art and community dialogue. The Sighted… deepens Cypis’ investigation into aesthetics, ethics and engagement, the roots of her practice since the late 1970s.