THE SEER AND THE THOUGHT / THE SEEN AND THE THINKER (2001)
THE WAY IN AND THE WAY OUT IS ONE AND THE SAME (2002)
THE SEER AND THE THOUGHT / THE SEEN AND THE THINKER, invites the viewer to move back and forth between the printed two- dimensional representation of a letter and its three-dimensional interiority. What interested me here was not only the simultaneity in mentally occupying both the sign and its space, but associating it with the action of seeing and thinking.
In THE WAY IN AND THE WAY OUT ARE ONE AND THE SAME the front door of the apartment was double hinged so that the door swung both into and out of the space. The way in and the way out are one and the same invited one to play with the puzzle – how we the owner of the movie in the brain can emerge within our own movie. It seems that self-awareness is actually part of the movie and within the same frame includes the seen and seer, the thought and thinker. My continuing project is to rehearse the associations that arc within this cone between the plurality of the body’s sensations and the formality of visual experience.
Yvonne Lammerich has shown nationally and internationally since 1973. Her work is included in museums as well as corporate and private collections.