Sight unsound : an enquiry into our relationship with our perceived reality : an exegesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
There is an overwhelming potential for letting the mind flood with what is, as opposed to what is visible.
This research investigates that space: those points where our engineering sees no purpose in telling us
what’s there: speaking to our senses’ perimeter of visibility. This thesis is an in depth questioning of; the
nature of seeing and its fragile relationship to the external world; the position photography plays in aiding
and extending corporeal vision; and an experimentation with the photograph’s function as an instrument of
critique on perception. The questions asked within this work also offer grounds for reflexivity and
consideration of our sensitive interaction with the world.