Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
The All Seeing Eye
"The All Seeing Eye" is the latest collaboration between Pierre BISMUTH and Michel GONDRY. It was recorded by a revolving camera and its presentation doubles the camera's rotary motion as it is projected spinning around the exhibition space, thus transforming the traditional static screen of the video into more of a traveling spotlight. A bourgeois appartment is gradually constructed and deconstructed before our eyes in successive swipes of a revolving camera. What begins as a circling motion quickly becomes more of a spiral, as Eames armchairs, house plants, chimneys, Brillo boxes, mirrors, and a dining table with multiplying place settings appear only to successively vanish until finally the room is stripped bare.