Dialogue: goggles

Lygia Clark

5 February 1968

Glass, metal, rubber. 20 x 30 x 10 cm. Courtesy: Clark Family Collection.

Her Dialogue: goggles is a brilliantly witty and even comic work that prefigures and engages with the idea of interactivity without using any complex technological means. It was one of a number of works Clark produced at the time that explored questions of interaction and sensory experience.

In Dialogue: goggles two sets of diving goggles are attached to each other in such a way that participants are constrained to make eye contact with each other, to the exclusion of other senses, and are forced to engage. The focus of Dialogue: goggles is the experience that is made possible rather than the object itself.