Study #1: Eye

Studio Notes

An experiment with perspective making, intersecting the everyday activities of If I Can’t Dance with a range of articulated inner and outer points of views.

The eye of the curator: SSG testing PRIVATE EYE, 24 September 2020
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Testing Private Eye, 24 September 2020

EYE RECIPE
For If I Can’t Dance


My intention sharing this recipe with you is to offer a performative exercise to enliven the metaphysical activity that connects all matter. I consider the three eyes as literal frames of inner and outer gazes that we interact with largely unconsciously. The recipe turns up our conscious life with these gazes, or offers another angle to a daily and familiar eye and/or even intrusive eye. In turn, the recipe stimulates the matter (particle and energetic) connections between us and all universal matter, engaged at various times through these conduits: PRIVATE EYE (which is a public eye in many senses), THIRD EYE, and your biological eyes with nature's eye.

That said, I offer this recipe to you for you to bake its meaning. I send it to you as an experiment, not a hypothesis. ;)

Love and light
MPA


1.
Install PRIVATE EYE
Live with PRIVATE EYE for 9 weeks, and then put PRIVATE EYE to sleep.

2.
Install THIRD EYE.
Live with THIRD EYE for 6 weeks. Then deposit THIRD EYE into the earth, water, fire, or pant’s pocket.

3.
Spend one day (12hours or 24hrs) living with your biological I/EYE wide open (so to speak), then tell a tree what your eye perceives.

EYES

PRIVATE EYE
Surveillance Camera (Google Nest NC1102FD) and Nest Computer Software broadcasting to ificantdance.studio.

THIRD EYE
Glass Cabochon, Gold Leaf, Enamel Paint.

I/EYE
Human eyes of participants.

Private Eye is asleep. It will be waking up in March

Email from MPA to SSG, 15 September 2020
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Email from MPA to SSG, 15 September 2020

16 November 2020, desk/ library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, desk/ library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, desk/library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, desk/library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, desk/library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, desk/library database (NCB)

16 November 2020, library material (NCB)

16 November 2020, library material (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the front shelf (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the front shelf (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the library (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the library (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the library (NCB)

16 November 2020, watching from the library (NCB)

16 November 2020, under-table book piles (NCB)

16 November 2020, under-table book piles (NCB)

23 November 2020, are you the male gaze? (AC)

23 November 2020, Private Eye sits on the shelf by the entrance, watching the library under construction (NCB)

23 November 2020, Private Eye sits on the table, watching the library under construction (NCB)

23 November 2020, Private Eye sits on the table, watching the library under construction (NCB)

26 November 2020, sorting through material (NCB)

26 November 2020, sorting through material (NCB)

26 November 2020, sorting through material (NCB)

26 November 2020, sorting through material (NCB)

26 November 2020, book piles to be catalogued (NCB)

26 November 2020, book piles to be catalogued (NCB)

23 November 2020, Private Eye sits on the table, watching the library under construction (NCB)

10 December 2020, library/shadow of the eye (NCB)

10 December 2020, library/shadow of the eye (NCB)

23 November 2020, Private Eye showing the Eye to themselves, desk/library database (AC)

23 November 2020, Seating somewhere else (moving around the pillar), desk/library database & pillar (AC)

30 November 2020, Private Eye as ovaries, computer desk (AC)

30 November 2020, Private Eye tea guest — sowing books, desk/library database

30 November 2020, Private Eye from inside a toolbox, computer desk (AC)

1 December 2020, Private Eye guest archivist (labelling), desk/library database (AC)

1 December 2020, Private Eye inside the printer, printer (AC)

1 December 2020, Private Eye inside the office jungle (plant) — vacation landscape, monstera (AC)

1 December 2020, Private Eye inside the office jungle (plant) — having a casual conversation, monstera (AC)