A blind spot (physiological scotoma) is a place in every healthy human eye that lacks light-detecting photoreceptor cells. Because of that the corresponding part of the field of vision remains invisible. However, we do not notice this partial blindness since the brain tends to compensate for this lack by “imagining” what it does not see – or re-constructing the image based on surrounding details and the information received by the other eye.
The impossibility of the Real can be compared to the blind spot in the human eye. Human vision is inevitably limited, imperfect, and biased and thus, cannot claim the truth. However, such imperfection is one of the parts of the complex construction of human identity. The very notion of vision is determined by its limits – a thing can be visible only as opposed to the invisible, and it is the border of visibility that makes the vision possible.
The video-installation is based on the ophthalmological test to reveal the blind spot. It uses binary oppositions of the language – such as right-left, male-female, east-west – and offers the viewer to play a linguist and associative game that aims to reveal contradictions and biases in our perception of the reality