The eye is a restless thing; marauding and fickle its wet lens takes in the world. But what if its glassy stare is turned in upon itself?
I SEE YOU SEEING ME SEE YOU, German artist Kathrin Sonntag's first major solo exhibition in Scotland at Cooper Gallery, provides unsettling optical clues to an answer.
Taking its visual cue from several visits Sonntag made to Lauscha, a small town in Germany famous for inventing the prosthetic glass eye, the exhibition explores the uneasy visual feedback that arises when our gaze meets its artificial double.
Encompassing photography, film, sculpture and drawings Sonntag's multimedia practice distorts, refracts, and fragments quotidian objects and behaviors to test the horizons of perception and consciousness with a desire to disrupt the act of seeing and to reveal the blurred line between the real and the fictitious.
Artist's Talk: 27 February, 4.30-5.30pm