During a collaborative summer studio residency at BLINDSIDE in January 2013, Shae Rooke and Lizzy Sampson used a series of conceptual and practical ‘exercises’ to shift, alter or guide each other’s perspectives and practices.
Using viewing devices as starting points, such as cameras, binoculars, microscopes and telescopes, BLINDSIDE became an observation deck of sorts. These devices were used in and out of the studio throughout the project – mirroring, mimicking, expanding, contracting and mediating their view of the world.
Through an experimental process-based approach they provoked and prompted - challenging each others practices, intuition and perspectives. Their collaboration questions the nature of ‘individual’ practice through sharing concepts and exploring the possibilities of failure.