press release

Opening at Vilma Gold on Saturday 13th October, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Vilma Gold is pleased to announce Mark Titchner’s first solo exhibition at Vilma Gold, London since 2004. The exhibition is in two parts; a sculptural installation The White Lite, and a video installation; The Eye Don’t See Itself. The exhibition continues Titchner’s interest in human perception, language, and states of mind, and examines the symbolism of sexuality and gender, encryption, illusion, and symbology.

The Eye Don’t See Itself is video projection as monument, mirrored in a black reflecting pool, referring to the Washington Monument. The video is a kaleidoscopic depiction of an unblinking eye against a phallic obelisk, on an endlessly shifting background. The background is based on a Rorschach inkblot commonly believed to represent the father.

This video employs a flickering light at a frequency of 10Hz, in correspondence to the brain electrical activity in Alpha state in attempt to alter the perception of the viewer, which also references the work of W Grey Walter and Brion Gysin.

Computerised Male and Female voices repeat a mantra to psychotic self-improvement… “If you don’t like your life you can change it.” “After all what good is life without conquest?” “If you can dream it you can do it.”

Mark Titchner
The Eye Don't See Itself