Prosopagnosia | PART ONE

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PROSOPAGNOSIA PART I

Prosopagnosia (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing"), also called face blindness, is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

In “Prosopagnosia Part I” Lucas is corrupting and abusing the intention of the ‘portrait.’
Lucas re-imagines the memento mori: are these portraits of the alive, or of the dead? Are they human? What can we make out from the corruption and shattered carnage of their faces?

Playing with concepts and ideas, such as that of the ‘concealed’ and the ‘anonymous’ from his “Incognito” series (2011) and reconstructing the methods and processes of creating work from his “Wabi-Sabi” (2013) series, Lucas is again attempting to dissect the physical aspect of human identity to try to understand what it is that ‘makes us.’

Agnosia, not knowing.

1.“Somatosensory Amplification”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013
Somatosensory Amplification is a tendency to perceive normal somatic and visceral sensations as being intense, disturbing and noxious.

2.”Prosopagnosia 1.0”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013

3.”Farsight; tele, visio”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013
The word television comes from the Greek tele, “far”, and the Latin visio, “sight”, meaning, “far sight.”

4.”Tetrachromat”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013
Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying colour information, or possessing four different types of cone cells in the eye. In tetrachromats, the sensory colour space is four-dimensional, meaning that to match the sensory effect of arbitrarily chosen spectra of light within their visible spectrum requires mixtures of at least four different primary colours.

5.”Achromat”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013
Achromatopsia is a medical syndrome that exhibits symptoms typically relating to the inability to perceive colour and to achieve satisfactory visual acuity at high light levels. Achromats cannots see colour, only black, white and shades of grey.


6. “Clairvoyance”
84.1 x 59.4 cm
Type C Print
2013
Coming from the French clair meaning “clear” and voyance meaning “vision,” Clairvoyance is a term used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or image through means other than the human senses, a form of extra-sensory perception. Clairvoyant; “one who sees clearly.”

Comments

  • jumpy

    Mathew Guy 11/06/13

    Im diggin the colours

  • DesignByKai

    Caspian Kai Pantea 06/08/13

    Love these, fantastic work. They would look brilliant in motion :)

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