‘ögonen dunkla sin kos och synen molnar i mörkre’ In Stiernhielms poetry the slow dusk of the eye is an image of life fading away. At each blink we experience this fall of the curtain even if it is as fast as the shutter of the camera. A fencer has a better chance of hitting the target if it is in the periphery of the field of vision and not in center of focus. In the video Fencer one can see the instantaneous and constant shiftings in the expressions of the eye, a play with attraction and repulsion.
In an earlier work on blushing Staffan Redin investigated how the skin can become a projection screen for our inner emotions and state of mind. In this serie of photographs of fencers he studies how the eyes can be seen as projectors or reflectors of our mind and the clouded borderlinestate of gaze and non-gaze that creates a Field of tension between skin and cornea. The unseeing gaze behind the eyelids can show that what is most important is always invisible.Learn how to rent this work