SCOTOMA

SCOTOMA (2017) is a wearable device that deprives the viewer of the horizon related peripheral vision by warping half of the visual field 90o upwards, and half 90o downwards. It creates thus a virtual inconsistency in the space we understand as physically surrounding. The device aims to challenge occularcentrism; the primacy of vision, by creating a new spatial condition manipulating the existing visual field of the experiencing subject. SCOTOMA makes reference to the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Brian Massumi on the ‘affect’ and ‘the ontological becoming’, which transcends the phenomenological.