Caitlin Devoy


BLINDSIGHT


3 - 20 September 2014

 



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Mixed Media



"...what we learn in the dark
remains all our lives,
a noise like the sea,
displacing the day's pale knowledge..."

John Burnside



My practice is informed by neuro-scientific research into human consciousness, and the materialist argument for its inseparability from the physical matter of the body.

An optical illusion is a visually perceived image which differs from objective reality. What happens when it becomes "real"?

BLINDSIGHT probes the interconnectedness of proprioception* with the visual, emotional and psychological processes of interpretation in our interactions with space and materials.


*Proprioception is the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.




Note: The term blindsight refers to a cortically blind person's ability to respond to stimuli they cannot see and thus have no conscious awareness of.




Caitlin Devoy