|Marchel Proust once said that the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Seeing is a mystery. We often say 'I see' meaning that 'I understand'. What Echoes back from the World's Forests?' is a travel across the border between human and non-human vision.
Most animals around us see, hear and smell more keenly than humans. Their vision is highly specified and there are at least ten quite distinctive ways that different eyes form images. As humans we tend to think of vision as a general-purpose sense, supplying us with any kind of information we require. For most other animals this is not so. Predators and prey, for example, have different visual requirements.
|What Echoes back from the World's Forests 1, was shown at
Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, March 30 June 5, 2011.