Windows to the Soul
1313 Queen Street West
June 11th–21st – Wed–Sun: 1:00–6:00 pm
Windows to the Soul is a multimedia installation project that examines Bibi Zolika Ally’s experiences surrounding her childhood eye trauma, partial blindness and healing process. The project references her memory of the trauma and hints at details from her past, but emphasizes her lifelong process of recovery. It explores her sense of loss and her strategies for coping, including the ocular prosthetic lens that she wears. Building on her association with ocularist Darren Hall, as well as his own experience creating lenses and working with a diverse group of patients, the installation juxtaposes Ally’s personal story with the work of the ocularist.
By using a mix of photography, video and artifacts, Windows to the Soul brings to light questions about vision itself — an inherently reflexive subject for visual media.
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