Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
07.03.2012 – 07.04.2012
Blindness and Blind.
Blindness as a common term. A kind of a universal, existing independently from separate subjects.
To regard blindness as sinfulness. Pessimistic views on human nature. Any person is inevitably and inherently a carrier of blindness.
"Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked" (Genesis 3:7).
Paradox of blindness. Paradox of sin. Eyes of Adam and Eve opened not to see their innocence, but to see their nakedness. They learned the difference between good and evil. Lost their ability to be in good. Sentenced themselves to eternal desire to imitate gods, but couldn't even live a full human life. Blindness is spiritual and moral, ethical evil. Blindness is not a separately taken fact. Exterior reflection of inner mutiny. People are sinful bot because they commit sin, they sin, because they are sinners.
Blind is a sinner. There is nothing he can do inside himself, to see.
Condition cannot be transformed. If this transformation is to happen, it can come only from the outside.
How can color be described with words, if ear hears sounds, not colors? (Gorgias, V century B.C.). Relationship blind - portrait.
Blind will never see his portrait. He can only feel it using other sense organs.
Illia Prunenko, 2012