Gymanstique oculaire, protocol, performative action, postcards, 2019

In an official letter the artist invite every member of the team of the museum to realise daily a serie of eye gymnastics exercises. According to instructions for moving the eyeball (left to right, in a circle, etc.), these exercises are intended to relax but also to strengthen and improve vision.

The work Gymnastique oculaire, therefore, provides a sort of instruction or maintenance of our visual organs, like as an instruction manual to follow and activate, rather than as an image to look for itself.

These movements are thus transformed into a tiny and almost invisible choreography performed at the beginning of the work period. The artist hopes that in this way, the vision of the museum’s staff will improve.

At the entrance of the museum a postcard version of these instructions are made available to the audience, inviting every visitor to warm up its vision before visiting the exhibition.
Postcards display
Free postcards for the visitors
Plastic cards version for the team
Instruction letter for the team