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Let My Eyes Have a Glimpse of You

[ 2015 - 2021 ]



INTRODUCTION

In Let My Eyes Have a Glimpse of You, I follow the unresolved disappearance of K, a sixteen-year-old boy in London. He left his house one night in the winter of 1986, and no one has seen him ever since. Thirty-five years have passed, and his younger sister still longs to see her now assumed fifty-one-year-old brother.I juxtapose here her ongoing search for him with a mystical tale from the mountains of Sinai: The collapse of a mountain in the presence of Moses, who wished to see God even though he was already allowed to hear Him.

By bringing these two narratives together, I question the strong relationship between seeing and believing. At the same time, I critically reflect on the contradictory emergence of faith in the absence of any visible evidence. The frustrating journey of searching for the Vanished becomes, thus, a stage to explore the paradoxical notion of faith. Its fragility and strength collide in the interplay between the real and the imagined. With this project, I’m inviting us to contemplate our dependence on sight even when searching for what the eye cannot see.

project history, 2015


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1-2 PostGraduate Show 'In The Forest of Things' at the University of the Arts London [2016]
3-5 First photobook dummy 'The Invisible: Faith as a Phenomenon' [2016]
6-7 Booklet with embroidered photographs [2015]
8-10 Research Booklet with archival material [2015]
11 The Invisible: Zines [2015]

photobook

Let My Eyes Have a Glimpse of You