Cataract 2017






Cataract -

A (medical) condition in which the lens of the eye or only part of it becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision of the whole, or part of a person’s field of vision.

“…with the growing 'hyperrealism' of the images with which the media bombard us - more and more, we perceive only color and outline, no longer depth and volume: 'Without visual limit there can be no, or almost no, mental imagery; without a certain blindness, no tenable appearance.' Or - as Lacan put it - without a blind spot in the field of vision, without this elusive point from which the object returns the gaze, we no longer 'see something'; the field of vision is reduced to a flat surface, and 'reality' itself is perceived as a visual hallucination.”

Slavoj Zizek – The Plague of Fantasies