The blind eye
projects seek to make and promote art and media that deflect
the interest of the audience and attempt to subtract
stimulation. They propose nothing less than work that reverses
the historic logic of media and art. more
First came the
"ambient revolution," an idea that sprang from willy mal's
enthusiasm for the rapid changes that occurred in tv,
including the news, during the 1980s. more
blind eye project
--the "exoptic fields" video
-- the exoptic fields video magazine advertisement
campaign in the Utne Reader.
-- an example of
deflective media with added stimulation, the "blind
heat" video made by Benton C.
-- the exoptic fields
installation at TRANSCINEMA in the HERE art gallery in
New York City end of November 2000.
storefronts in New York City, London, and Vienna.
-- In New
York, the East Village window at C-Ya!, 524 East 5th
St., between Ave's "A" and "B" and the Times Square window,
125 West 42nd St., between Ave's 6 and 7.
media extravaganza" at Times Square from January 17, 2002
to February 2, 2002, presented by Chashama at 125 West 42nd
blind eye manifesto
Let me tell you
how the daylight soothed our eyes./ All night we we fought and
. . . "manifesto"
reverse media logic
Media reversal and
deflection are like sound wave cancellation techniques. They
seek to neutralize sensation by creating its opposite. In the
case of sound, this opposite is a wave that saps the energy of
the existing sound. Think of a bath tub where equal and
opposite waves collide and cancel each other leading to a
still tub. The action, its process, cancels stimulation. more
items "for sale"
The project also
sells radical "art" videos as novelty gift items with mass
appeal. But the project is more than its videos. It includes
storefronts, street-stand "selling" performances and
"advertising." These, and related undertakings, are all part
of the blind eye project. more