On view at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA from 1/16-1/26/2020.
3d-printed goggles, LED, earplugs
Gazing is a 3-minute long immersive-experience inside a completely dark room that involves four or more participants. Before entering the room, participants put on earplugs and goggles that illuminate their eyes. Inside the room, participants walk around freely in darkness and silence, seeing each other solely as floating pairs of eyes. Because most characteristics that one would use to categorize a person will be subdued (such as eye color and skin color), participants will not be able to determine which person they are looking at; the act of looking at another person, often charged with an unequal power dynamic, is stripped of its power and replaced with a sense of mutual discovery.
Project created with support from Laboratory Residency