Showing Seeing is a short film essay created in response to three museum collections: University College London (UCL) Art Museum, The Museum of Ophthalmology and The Theatre and Performance Collection at the V & A. In the film the collections present a framing device for a personal narrative that negotiates the act of perception. As the camera contemplates theatrical and optical objects a voice recounts experiences of looking, training, and performance. The film blends fact and fiction to reimagine cultural artefacts, their collection and display, through fabricated narratives, memories and moments of forgetting.
Screened at Second Person Looking Out a group exhibition at UCL Art Museum and at the One Day in The City Literature Festival that included talks and presentations by writers Will Self, Kazuo Ishiguro and John Agard. The screening was followed by a Q & A with writer Saradha Soorayen.