In luce perenne

olafurOlafur Eliasson, 5.2. 1967, Single of the Day



From Unspoken Spaces – Olafur Eliasson

I’m of the opinion that central perspective – the traditional Western model for organizing objects within our visible field has created a kind of blindness, a generalized way of seeing, an ocular numbness, if you will. It creates more disembodied eye than seeing body. I remember frequently discussing the idea of reversing central perspective at the time I was making The blind pavilion, proposing a double perspective, where the vanishing point would be in my eyes rather than on my horizon.