Blind Spot

Blind Spot Blind Spot (I Am the Organ of Vision)
2002
Gold cord and wire, suspended from ceiling
Two spotlights with blue filters
Circular mirrors: 80 & 100 mms diameter
Tin lids with gold leaf

'You are the only one who can never see yourself except as an image; you never see your eyes unless they are dulled by the gaze they rest upon the mirror or the lens, even and especially for your own body, you are condemned to the repertoire of its images.'
Roland Barthes
'It is not that the past casts its light on the present or the present casts its light on the past: rather, an image is that in which the has-been comes together in a flash with the Now to form a constellation'.
Walter Benjamin