MicroOptasia I & II

167.100 and 122.400 silver drawing pins on transparent PVC (respectively)
276 x 286 cm and 300 x 200 cm approx. (respectively)
2013

Micro:

Extremely small.
Minute in scope or capability.

Optasia:

The act of exhibiting one's self to view.
A sight, a vision, an appearance presented to one whether asleep or awake.

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Optics have revolutionised human visual perception and Sozou is particularly intrigued by the composition of optical instruments because they were primarily made by simple contraptions using mirrors and magnifying lenses.

In her work, she maintains the honesty and aesthetics of simple materials and explores their 'micro-macro' elements, as well as their reflective and distortive qualities, as metaphors for the workings of the visual system.

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