2022 - Video Installation
Installation: 2.5x3m, projection on hanging cloth (2.3x1.4m), visitors lay on very soft carpet (2.3x1.7m).
Video: Black & White, Mono, Full HD, 2:1, 7 min 30 sec
Exhibited at Inselgalerie, Berlin Friedrichshain, 2022
"Focus" invites visitors to lay on a soft surface and observe their inner states. Visitors may gaze upon my eyes projected above them, while my voice guides them to observe different parts of the body, ponder questions, and become aware of how these processes affect their sensations.
Verbal prompts from the audio include "soften your tongue", "release your jaw", and "where in your body do you feel inner power?" The question "how do you feel now?" is asked repeatedly, inviting the viewer to continually register any changes in their inner states.
The video concludes by asking visitors to observe their inner landscapes and then take three minutes to intuitively draw them. The installation provides pencils and a block of postcard-sized paper to express something experienced within in visual form.
This project offers a space to unwind, open mental space for new insights to arise, and experience first-hand how focusing the mind influences perception, and express their experience in visual form.