How do we know what we see? What moves us between seeing and understanding?
The chance finding of a second-hand book led Lucy Cash to explore how particular forms of somatic skills might destabilize our relationship to the world around us. Jules Romains’ intriguing account of early 20th Century experiments in Paroptic vision, (a scientific curiosity exploring evidence that sight could move to different parts of the body), offered Cash the possibility of exploring different registers of movement within a moving image work.
Sight Reading deliberately evokes a strange, dream-like sensation of synaesthesia through collaging re-enactments of ‘eyeless sight’ experiments with a choreographed exploration of an eclipse set against the endless cycle of Eric Satie’s Vexations.
Photo: Christian Kipp