The Eye of the Mole and the Perpetual Motion
The mole is born with tiny eyes, in some cases covered
with a thin layer of skin. The eye is barely functional,
incapable to see movements but can perceive lights
to a certain extent. Because the mole lives most of its life
underground in total darkness the use of a well functional eye
is barely existing. Even so, every newborn mole gets
a pair of eyes, almost blind between birth and death.
So why are those eyes?
What do they see when the mole dreams at night?
A vestigial structure from a time above ground?
Or do they see something else?
A perpetual motion without beginning or end?
The Eye of the Mole and the Perpetual Motion, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, 2021
photo: Jean Baptiste Béranger, Karon Nilzén
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