Close Your Eyes

I started planning my new project this week. The prospective title is Close Your Eyes. This piece explores following questions:

  • What do we see?
  • What don’t we see?
  • What is happening in the world while we are not seeing?
  • How might we utilize our unconscious minds?

I am interested in using audiences’ bodies as a part of art pieces. In the past, I used their breath and voices. The current plan is to blow the air into a bag while an audience’s eyes are closed, and stop the air while their eyes are open. The piece has to be experienced one person at a time.

 

Here are some pieces that inspire me. Lisa Park’s Eunoia II is a beautiful example of using a body as an instrument:

 

Dr. Who’s Weeping Angeles makes me think of scary stuff that might be happening while our eyes are closed:

 

And the classic print – Francisco Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. Even when we do not have the weeping angels around, there may be something else…