Mireia c. Saladrigues

(Terrassa, 1978)

Exploration of the gaze, 2014

Photography Series and Sign Language Performance

Exploration of the Gaze is a collaboration with one deaf dancer from the company Singulier Pluriel. We gesturally explored the particularities of the visual engagement with the world, the function of the eye, the process of the gaze. Can we make appropriate distinctions between gaze typologies? How to detonate the Kantian paradigm of spectatorship that remains operative in the shadows cast by modernity?

The documentation of the individual and exclusive signs that Joaquim Munoz elaborated, involved a non-logo-centered research and a crossed-lingual communication. During the sessions previous to the explorative inquiry, we both acknowledged that the common signs referring to terms as eye, gaze, observation, and comprehension resemble on the movements performed by a camera operator, or the mechanisms of the camera.

"Examination of the Gaze", Pictures Series, 2015.

"Examination of the Gaze", Pictures Series, 2015.

"Examination of the Gaze", Pictures Series, 2015.