TITLE: BLINK AND ROTATE! [HANDS, HEARTS, SKINS, EYES series]— Sculpture - Floor-Level Physical And Digital Installation— Materials: Ink, Acrylic And... Read More
TITLE: BLINK AND ROTATE! [HANDS, HEARTS, SKINS, EYES series]
— Sculpture - Floor-Level Physical And Digital Installation
— Materials: Ink, Acrylic And Hand-printed Typography On Plaster
— Dimensions: 90 Pieces Each 7x 7cm / Total Installation 180 X 180cm
Don't just talk, see.
Don't just see, feel.
Don't just feel, hear.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just listen, ponder and doubt.
What do you hear?”
ABOUT THE WORK
Blink and Rotate! is 180 cm by 180cm floor-level sculpture/installation and a digital display based on a research study in neuroscience about the structure and action of the brain. It reflects on the concept of communication in the blinking-blindness state that we all experience. How we perceive and recall — relate and communicate. For the brain to think and remember, it needs to move eyeballs, blink and rotate, and as the eyes stop moving, the brain won't be able to recall while it projects the saved image from our last blink in our blinking-blindness situation in a way that we barely even notice ourselves. We spend a high percentage of our life with our eyes closed when the light is shut off from the eyeball. Blink and Rotate metaphorically approach the core of this concept and bring that to the narration of consciousness in the blindness of words and gaps what do we see, what do we hear, what do we know! The installation is 90 pieces of the eyeballs in a still-motion of blinking and rotating movement. When viewers walk along with the work the action of blinking feels in the stillness of the pieces while the video project the same action in a digital format. The number of pieces (90) comes from a kind of numerical relationship of 28,800 (8+8=16+2=18 / 1+8+0+0=90) times that the average person blinks a day.
Please check the link for full images and videos https://www.mozhdeh.art/eyes
General Statement About the HANDS, HEARTS, SKINS, EYES. Series:
The HANDS, HEARTS, SKINS, EYES series are a strive to catch the invisible power of pure communication through the invisible shapes of language. They reflect on language (words) through a metaphorical observation of today's form of connection. Today, in our new formation of life, we are surrounded by words and voices used to call, email, tweet, share, yet, there is the potential for all of us to feel hurt and vulnerable for not being heard as the conceptions of words are lost in literal and virtual realities— unheard and untouched. My works seek and project the invisible aspects and impact of the unheard with a focus on the neglected corners and needs for hearing through silence. Words born from silence perhaps can seek their conclusion in silence, to make a passage from silence into the world of communication through re-thinking, remembering and doubt in today's hearing definition.
From that perspective, every work of this series is done differently, sometimes I use perspex some times plaster, some done as a sculpture some are mixed-media drawings, but they all explore the same concept and form from the same research study while the visual elements such as text and colour-like reflective paints which visually create a link between all the works. each project chooses the material to whatever I think would be best for the subject matter. I’m interested in the poetic of materials and I think material and concept aren't separated from each other in the core of every practice.