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The Story of Looking

Mark Cousins

The following screenings will be captioned for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences: Sat 18 September 13:30, Wed 22 September 21:00, and Thu 23 September 16:00.

As he prepares for surgery to restore his vision, Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, a kaleidoscope of extraordinary imagery across cultures and eras. 

"Guides us through the riches of the visible world..."

At a time when we are more assailed by images than ever, he reveals how looking makes us who we are, lying at the heart of the human experience, empathy, discovery and thought. He shares the pleasure and pain of seeing the world, in all its complexity and contradiction, with eyes wide open. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings another dramatic shift of perspective, he reaches out to the other lookers for their vision from lockdown, and travels to the future to consider how his looking life will continue to develop until the very end. 


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We hope you enjoy your visit!