Rapid Eye Movement
It is said that human eye can hold a picture for one-tenth of a second. So many images pass before our eyes every day but finally, we do not observe anything. We look but we not see. In the modern age of image dominance, from television to social media, we are now talking about the absence of visual literacy. Within an urban society, we observe thousands of pictures every day and they are usually very different from each other and their impact on us is very important. Our only defence is that when we sleep our brain chooses to save only the pictures that consider most important. The result of this procedure is our dreams to be often possessed of unprecedented scenes full of bizarre and supernatural colours and shapes. In mid-2008, I was intrigued by this process of sleep and dreaming, while facing sleep disorders myself. So I tried to depict the phase of sleep and dreaming by taking pictures of it, trying to diverge as possible from photographic rules and letting fortune and the unconscious do their work. The aim of this effort was to collect pictures that would refer to the indefinable confusion caused by the echoes of a dream. Rapid Eye Movement was exhibited from 24 of May-6 of June 2017 at the gallery of BOO! ArtCafe in Athens.