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An Examination of the Gaze – Gazing at the Gaze
Further details at www.blickskulpturen.net

We allow our views to wander, but the view sometimes gets lost
or we lose ourselves in the gaze of another. Glances have a direction,
the gazes meet, they lock or we refuse the gaze.

After thinking and researching the gaze, its direction and perspective,
the technical gaze and the sculptural, I had the desire to turn these
fleeting, intangible gazes into the tangible forms of GAZE SCULPTURES.

So I built a DIY-eye-tracker and set out to record my own gaze:
a Look in the Mirror
a View
an Eye Contact
a Tear

The calculated points of view build the view path, the xy-coordinates
in space called the gazeface.
Connected with my standpoint and viewing direction, a gaze-volume is built.

Paper models, rapid prototyping, making moulds and the pouring of polyester
resin are used for the process of making the sculptures.
So in the end, the Gaze Sculptures – like the gaze itself – almost have
the ambiguity of a jewel with its various directions and refractions.

4 sculptures (polyester resin) / 4 eye-tracking-videos

Diploma project in Visual Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK)
BOOK DOCUMENTATION Blickskulpturen, German, at UDK-Library
   4 Gaze Sculptures (Rendering) Inspiring and important for my workInspiring and important for my work are the writings of M Merleau-Ponty    the sculpture: Tear    Recording    Calculated Points of View the paththe path A Look in the Mirror / 11 sec the gaze-volumethe gaze-volume Tear / 30 sec Process of MakingProcess of Making I experimented with paper models    the forms left the virtual space    polyester resin was poured    the gaze was sanded