A space within a space,
a retreat within a crowd
where one can hide on full display.
Upon entering The Observatory, the visitor blends into the exhibition and inscribes herself into the discourse of multiple realities that exist simultaneously at any given moment. At once in and of the exhibition, at once watching and being watched, the carrier of the Observatory interacts with the other artworks from a critical distance while being fully immersed. Is the exhibition about seeing art or being seen seeing art?
The Observatory was part of the theory and art research project 'At the limits of perception and cognition' initiated by Jacob Eriksen and Diana Ø. Tørsløv Møller.
Immersive Installation. Reflections on the function of exhibition openings, surveillance and (in)visibility.