The Missing Eye – Mattia Parodi e Piergiorgio Sorgetti


Witty Books, 2021
Softbound, 24.5×31 cm
136 pages, black and white photographs
English text

Available on backorder

What do you see when you go to sleep at night? What sorts of images float through your dreams, and where do they come from? These are some of the questions Italian photographers Mattia Parodi and Piergiorgio Sorgetti address in their new photobook published by Witty Books.

Recent studies published by the Cognitive Brain Research have demonstrated, using instruments that measure dream activity, that people blind since birth dream in images. Several hypotheses suggest that these representations are a result of the collaboration between the activity of the visual cortex and the activity of other sensory organs, however it isn’t excluded that the human being has an innate visual memory, parallel and pre-existing to that which develops through the retinal system.

If some images that arise in our minds seem to be independent of the visual apparatus, what is the eye with which we perceive them?

Focused on making images that speak to more than one of our senses, The Missing Eye develops the idea that the eye is merely an aid to our ability to see. From touch to memory, from our unconscious to language, there are several sensory and perceptual devices that play a role in creating images in our minds.

Weight 1 kg


You may also like…