Just to see
We cross so many trajectories everyday, so many people, so many way of looking, so many different life stories… We share our reality with each one of them, they make part of our reality. But sometimes we are not even able to see it, to watch them.
Have you ever think what this life could be? How it could feel to be behind those eyes? What they are seing? What and how they are thinking? Have you ever try to see the reality - your reality - through their eyes? Have you ever thought that everything could be so different if you could just switch your reality with their? How could it be to be another one, one of those that we cross everyday without thinking… One of those for who everything seems easier… Here or somewhere else.
But is it really easier for them? Won’t it be the same on time we see the integrality of their reality? Are we not all the same at the end?
Absolutely all of us, not really… but will you really cross everyday the one for who life is really easier? Or in other word, the ones who make our own reality more complicated. Probably not…
Just to see… next time you are waiting in the street, play this game of see through their eyes, to switch reality for few minutes or even few seconds…
Perhaps then we will realise that the really different one is not the one that we see, but the ones that we actually don’t see. And that they are probably more different for what we can’t see that for what we can see.
Just think about it… Just to see…
Just to See have been created in collaboration with the student of 1º year training of Moving Into Dance Maphatong along september 2015, in Johannesburg.
design and choreography
student of MIDM, promotion 2015
Ofstjórnoddur, by Valdimar Johannsson
duration: 11'30 minutes
basic technical installation (light and sound equipment, sufficient space, linoleum)