Look With Your Eyes | 2020

The idea for this came from wearing things down when you touch or use them. I like the premise of taking away from something the more you look at it, as this concept intuitively doesn’t apply when just looking. I wanted to make something physical, like an image of a loved one, that becomes physically tarnished the more you look at it. This work is a proof of concept for that. Its a software application that degrades the a digital image (video stream in this case) the longer you look at it until it is eventually worn away. The video you see here was made during lockdown when all we did was stare at ourselves on screens