Eye To Eye, 2017

Metal, LED lights, fiberglass, mist system, 11 metres high, 3.5 metres wide
Installation view: Amstelsluizen, Amsterdam
Courtesy of the artist & Light Art Collection


Driton Selmaniā€™s installation Eye to Eye represents a giant eye-shaped amulet that serves as a tool to protect mankind, animals and the surrounding landscape from the evil eye. Selmani magnified this familiar pop icon to become an instrument that protects the city of Amsterdam, its inhabitants and its visitors not just from the evil eye, but from all forces of darkness. At the same time, Eye to Eye stands as a landmark that watches over us and speaks eye to eye with our deepest selves.

Text: Roos Hollander