Title: Reclining Nude

Media: Single channel HD video
Duration: 7'24''
Year: 2011

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Assembling images with small mirrors, each one reflecting a fragment of the entire scene, I was captured by the beauty of the simple natural phenomena. I had meditative experience watching the actual light being held in my hand, and how my fingers can touch the horizon, distant objects, a cloud, birds in the sky, someone's face, or darkness. It seemed like a metaphor for the experience of the Cheselden's patient (1728), who had the impression his eyes were touched by everything in his sight (being near or far away) after recovery from blindness.

In our time, the life is being experienced by touching the image of it. Does it make us half blind, since we are able to see it but we also have to touch it? Or it makes us doubly blind, since we are touching something that actually isn't there?

V. Nikolić