The Eyes that See You

Slide projection, 2018

This series is composed of seventy-two images of animals shot in different zoos around Southern California.
Amengual attempted to catch the moment they acknowledged her presence, either by looking straight at her camera, or by approaching her. This piece was part of the exhibition The Ages (Dread Lounge, Los Angeles, 2018). Projected in the space, the eyes of the animals seem to recognize the gaze of the viewer. That moment of seeing is one of mutual recognition: we see their captivity, and they also reflect ours.



Carmen Amengual, The Eyes that See You, The Ages, Installation view, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles, 2018




Carmen Amengual, The Eyes that See You, 2018




Carmen Amengual, The Eyes that See You, 2018 




Carmen Amengual, The Eyes that See You, 2018




Carmen Amengual, The Eyes that See You, 2018