Tuesday, October 28, 2014

These Giant Eyes for a Fascinating Perspective of the Surrounding City

As you go throughout your day, you’re probably used to seeing cameras. They’re in shops, on the street, and available to anyone with a cell phone. In fact, they’re so commonplace, you might not even notice them anymore. Belgian artists Pascal Leboucq and Lucas De Man have created an art installation with this idea in mind. Their piece entitled EYE features five larger-than-life pupils (all in different locales) that see everything around them. Only, instead of watching you, they give you the opportunity to look at your surroundings from the artwork’s perspective.
Each interactive piece seats one visitor at a time. A specially-trained usher assists you onto a chair, secures your seat belt, and wheels you through the window and out into the eye. You then experience hanging outside of the building from inside the pupil. It offers a fascinating look at the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch; you’re able to see everything from a unique vantage point and take in the people, places, and things all at once.
EYE is on view for 40 days and it will tour internationally in 2015. 

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