On The Ways of Seeing
January 2018

All perception mediates between self and external reality, but among humans vision holds a unique position. Despite the thought-ordering power of spoken language, it is still the visual world that shapes our experience most directly, to the extent that we treat the optic nerve as direct line between the world and cognition. It is no coincidence that we say "the way I see it" when we actually mean "the way I think it". This did not escape media theorist Marshall McLuhan, who observed that we go so far in conflating the psychological and visual as to call forward-thinkers "visionaries", and to say "always" when we actually mean all-times. Thus the visual world, the eye, and more recently that precision artificial eye-ball, the camera, map our interior experience, even as the brain reshapes what we see and perceive in turn. We will open 2018 with a fresh viewpoint (thought-point), a view of the act of seeing itself. Of looking outwards: unaided, through optical devices that open windows onto larger or smaller worlds, through the reflecting surfaces of the latest technologies, or even by more abstract means: visualization of the unseeable and the visual memories of the blind. Join us. Watch a few films. Seeing, after all, is believing.

Sight
Sight
Daniel Lazo
Eran May-Raz
Eye, Camera
Eye, Camera
Brittney Shepherd
Divine Machines
Divine Machines
Ali Hossaini
The Lanthanide Series
The Lanthanide Series
Erin Espelie
Blindelings
Blindelings
Joanne Van Der Weg
In, Over and Out
In, Over and Out
Sebastian Brameshuber
Stargaze
Stargaze
Hristina Vardeva
Night Vision
Night Vision
Jake Fried
Interface
Interface
Anna Hoetjes
Through the Mirror
Through the Mirror
Graciela Cassel
Optic Identity
Optic Identity
Hannes Vartiainen
Pekka Veikkolainen
Janne Pulkkinen
Huayi Wei
Peur (Fear)
Peur (Fear)
Marine Koenig
Laetitia Grabot
Helene Louis
Loic Carrera
A Film Is A Film Is A Film
A Film Is A Film Is A Film
Eva Von Schweinitz
Quantum Fluctuations
Quantum Fluctuations
Markos Kay
Still Holding Still
Still Holding Still
Sarah Vanagt
Atlas
Atlas
Sara Hibbert
What No One's Ever Seen
What No One's Ever Seen
Sandya Viswanathan
Microsculpture
Microsculpture
Tanya Cochrane
Things used to be hidden
Things used to be hidden
Tara Mercedes Wood
Nanoplanet
Nanoplanet
Monica Zoppè
How to make a prosthetic eye
How to make a prosthetic eye
Barry J. Gibb
Restoring Sight in Bangladesh
Restoring Sight in Bangladesh
Tatiana McCabe
Cams
Cams
Carl-Johan Westregård
Apariciones
Apariciones
Luz Olivares Capelle
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