Material Eyes

Durational video-screening hosted by the International Museum of Surgical Science from May 16, 2017 – July 16, 2017, featuring work by Vincent Tiley.

header image: Vincent Tiley, “Material Eyes,” (video still) ft. Fred Attenborough, Drew Bolton, Sam Hertz, Marion Campbell, Dr. Gina Busch, Video (2016)


about the exhibition
In artist Vincent Tiley’s 2016 video  work “Material Eyes,” the artist’s mother operates a Da Vinci surgical robot to explore and manipulate his face. Seeing becomes an invasive physical action as the eye of the camera is given mechanical hands that prod and poke the artist like a specimen. Pathos is registered by the machine through the delicate gestures of the artist’s mother. The exhibition was positively reviewed by Michael Workman of the Chicago Tribune. 

Vincent Tiley, “Material Eyes,” (video still) ft. Fred Attenborough, Drew Bolton, Sam Hertz, Marion Campbell, Dr. Gina Busch, Video (2016)
Vincent Tiley, “Material Eyes,” (video still) ft. Fred Attenborough, Drew Bolton, Sam Hertz, Marion Campbell, Dr. Gina Busch, Video (2016)