"Looking At You"
Scopophilia is a psychological term for an aesthetic pleasure drawn from looking at an object or a person. It differs from voyeurism as the pleasure is not sexual or perverse; it can be the simple act of observing someone's life. This work by Gui Moraes aims to provoke this joy and bring to the surface a curiosity that many people have of just being invisible in someone's life, even if only for an hour. The curiosity and excitement tell more about the observer than the observee. It's about getting to know someone, being interested in the most mundane act, and able to transform everything into a story. With these photos, the artist expects to portray the intimacy and beauty of everyone's neighbour routine.
Andrew Butler • Edel McGrath • Gui Moraes • Joanna Onyszkiewicz • Armido Pezzato • Caroline Reilly • Trish Troy •