Platform Artist Group Inc.
1-30 October, 2009
Like Yayoi Kusama’s “Peep Shop/Endless Love Show” (1966), “LOOK” intends to investigate the act of staring. By replacing the windows of the Sample cabinet with a white wall and strategically affixing two squared mirrors – one concave and the other convex, which hold at each centre a peephole – the viewer is invited to peer into two darkened spaces. When they do, they will feel nothing but a light breath of air on their eye. Sharrock’s “LOOK” is an investigation into subjective perception, using ingredients such as darkness, light and mirrors to heighten the viewer’s awareness of their bodily senses and proximities. The work’s engagement with the viewer is subtle and aims to quietly ‘nudge’ the limitations of perception.