Material Eyes

Exhibition organized for the International Museum of Surgical Science, May 16, 2017 – July 16, 2017. Featuring work by Vincent Tiley.


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.