3-Channel Video, 6mins 16sec, 2007.
What’s Behind Your Eye? is a sound and video installation that investigates humanity’s influence on the earth and the environment. The video triptych employs the transient nature of shadows as a means of communicating the history of this conflicting relationship, with each video piece reacting with and informing each other.
"There is a scene in the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth, where David Bowie (the alien of the film's title) is sitting in his apartment, staring at a wall fo televisions. He is fascinated by TV, but there is also a sense that his compulsive watching of so many different channels at once is an attempt to decode the bewildering array of information he is confronted with on his new planet home. [What's Behind Your Eye? uses] just three screens to explore a similar conundrum; what is humanity's influence on the earth and the enviornment? How does it work? Which exerts the greater force of shaping power, man or nature? And as technology is increasingly the means by which we perceive the world, how can we have an unmediated experience of nature, if such a thing ever existed in the first place? Shown through shadows, and accompanied by sounds from the thud and thrum of machines, to the shouts of play, the viewer is fed an overload of information, perhaps ultimately the only way to present accurately the world and our relationship to it."- Gemma Tipton, in The Lab Gallery- 40 Exhibitions 06-08.
Installation at The Lab, Dublin City Council, Cotillion, 2007.