Catalogue of "Ho veus" exhibition, Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu, Santo Domingo convent in Pollensa, 16 July - 15 September, 2011. Texts by Achille Bonito Oliva in Catalan, Italian, Spanish, English, and German. Artez Editions, hard cover, 47 pages, 11 color illustrations. ISBN: 84-85932-55-2
“HO VEUS”, at the Claustro de Santo Domingo in Pollensa.
Ben Jakober: "It is based on the fact of physically seeing and knowing how to look at art. It is all about perception. It was inspired by Ishihara’s color tests but that is no more than an excuse. It strives to compare the spectator´s lack of ‘vision’ to an ocular defect. The act of seeing, looking at and appreciating art is subjective and free from judgement".
It is made up of 11 circular works of 200cm in diameter which are presented in the chapels of the cloisters in the form of Tondos, Monstrances or Ostensoriums and is completed by a circular convex mirror on top of the altar which reflects all of the church and the eye of the Almighty. It is complemented by special lighting and splendid music which was composed specially by Rebecca Horn’s adopted son.
Dimensions: 24.5 x 17 cm