The Laubour of watching

Difficulty of seeing

 

leto gallery, Warsaw, Poland

20 February - 4 April

 

Presentation is as vexed a conception as concealment. The placement of objects within a space defines particular relations that will, of necessity, intervene in the cognitive environment of a viewer. In establishing a presence in the viewer’s cognitive geography, the objects assert a kind of agency which bears the traces of the intentionality that arranged them. Such agency is by definition artificial, but the relations it gives rise to are no less real for this fact. As in the world of fiction, non-real structures can give rise to real world consequences and emotions; the unreal present informs the pre-real future.

 

PDF with text by William Kherbek