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I LOOK TO YOU

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I LOOK TO YOU is a new iteration of Eileen’s signature work, Unique in the Universe, launched in 2014 at the London Art Fair. It is a participatory art project which celebrates our individuality and our interdependence using everyone’s unique eyes as a visual metaphor. The artwork combines conversation, photography, and film to create unique group portraits of friends and strangers identified only by their eyes. Experienced as projections, these films are visually striking, intriguing, funny and moving as the personality of each pair of eyes affects us in unexpected ways.

As a two screen projected work, made for the Alive in the Universe at the Venice Biennale 2019, I LOOK TO YOU considers how we recognise trust in this unprecedented time of distrust.