PATRICK HEIDE CONTEMPORARY ART, 2013
'Focal Length 300mm'
Site specific installation of Fresnel Lenses
Focal Length 300mm is a response to Sozou’s keen interest in the way Optics have revolutionised human visual perception. She is intrigued by the composition of optical instruments because they were primarily made by simple contraptions using mirrors and magnifying lenses.
The Fresnel lenses create visual distortions which challenge one’s perception of what is real. It is anticipated that the experience the visitors will have from this site specific installation will encourage them to consider notions of what reality is versus what illusion is (illusion being: what one thinks one sees is not really what is real).