To See How the Moon Sees, 2016
rolled pigment print, 200 x 150 cm, steel tripod, spotlight.

But how to see how someone else sees? How to experience anything outside our own body? I suppose we call it empathy. And as our arboreal ancestor reached a certain level of consciousness, the pursuit of empathy became an obligation: the redemption price of the human condition. But one must see far to reach the state of empathy – as it exists somewhere in the distance, or in between, where two gazes overlap.

A major shift in human consciousness took place in the 1960’s when astronauts went beyond the moon and took the first photograph of Earth floating in the darkness. This image was just a byproduct of the space mission, but it fundamentally changed the way we see the ground beneath our feet. For the first time people saw how the moon sees us. And because of this image, when looking at the moon, one can feel it looking back.