The conventional film presents an illusion. The material world it shows is absent. The aim of ‘Apropos of Seeing’ is to break the cinematic reality of the black cube, which restricts the viewer’s role to that of an outsider and a passive observer. In viewing the piece, what does the viewer actually watch: a film, him/herself, his/her own gaze…? Where is the viewer: in a gallery or a museum, a Roman palace, in the virtual space of a film…? The installation makes visible the viewer’s reality of the here and now in relation to the reality happening in another place and time, the one traditionally depicted in pictures and films.
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