Amanda Riffo: House of Purkinje
16 March–30 April
The eye is the organ that receives what we see. The brain processes the light, takes in the information that captures our attention, and produces images. Therefore, only a part of what is visible is seen, and only a small part of what we see captures our awareness.
House of Purkinje, Amanda Riffo’s solo exhibition, is a staging of reality. The title refers to the Czech biochemist Jan Evangelista Purkyně who, among other things, discovered corresponding and multiple reflections of a single image that appear on the surface of the eye and from within it. Like multiple reflections of the self.
With House of Purkinje, Riffo draws parallels between the physiology of the eye and our awareness of the surrounding environment. She does this by combining the exhibition space with a film studio. Amanda has worked in the film industry almost as long as she has worked as an artist. In both fields, she works with distorted objects, fictional images and constant speculation about how we perceive our surroundings.