In the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands, there is a new art installation that allows you to see the city from someone else’s eyes. You will literally sit inside of a giant eye and scope out the lovely city from up high on the side of a building. If you are over 16, weigh less than 264 lbs, buy a ticket for $14.50, and happen to be in this city from now until early November, then you’d be silly to miss this theatrical installation. Pascal Leboucq is the genius behind this project which he calls EYE. Directed by Lucas DeMan, there are 5 different eyes around the city and each offers a different perspective.[see_also]
According to New Heroes, the company who is sponsoring the project:
EYE was designed as a reaction to the crumbling social cohesion that challenges cities today. This undoing of the social glue causes anonymity in public space, which affects the character of our shared habitat, the City. A city without people engaging, connecting and sharing is a city without a soul.
Plato suggests that we can only truly know ourselves by gazing into the eyes of the Other in which our soul (heart and thoughts) are reflected. Inspired by his ideas Lucas tries to reveal the soul of the city through this art project by inviting residents to look themselves and other people in the eye.
Learn more about this interactive installation here.