Various works created under the umbrella of the project BLINDSPOT, initiated by Herwig Turk and Paulo Pereira, have been presented in international exhibitions, performances and symposions since 2004.
BLINDSPOT creates art objects and devices that seek to confront the symbolic value of perception both as contaminant and as part of the construction process of scientific knowledge.
The approach isolates and highlights aspects, usually invisible and peripheral, which are part of the process of scientific production. The project aims at giving the contingencies, the determinisms and the circumstances that affect the formation /construction of an observation /representation a dramaturgical protagonism by, exploring, in artistic terms, the epistemological foundations of science including the principle of falsification (Popper ), the uncertainty (Heisenberg) or the incompleteness (GŲdel).
Moreover, it proposes a reflection on the social representation of scientific knowledge and on the imagination that science serves. BLINDSPOT focuses on the ideological implications, the conceptual and philosophical notions such as truth or objectivity, often associated with scientific practice. Finally, the project promotes an integrated and constructive art and science liaison as activities that share methods, procedures and a determination to find new ways of representing reality.