Listening gaze

p1000903202_0294 empty-chair Listening gaze
(2008) DV PAL 16:9 vertical monitor
Dimensions: 285 x 160 x 56 cm
The installation explores Michel Foucault’s notion of medical gaze. The work addresses the shift between a neutral listening gaze and a pointing interfering one in the absence of a verbal narrative. On both sides of the table participants find themselves alternating between a role of a doctor and a patient. With the aid of a stethoscope they engage intimately with the doctor-patient onscreen.
Décor: Joris Weijdom and Joris Ringers
Production DasArts
Photos: Martijn de Jong