Perseus and Medusa
Portraits, Video


To thwart the eye’s power of appropriation, its power to turn whatever it sees into stone... Perseus managed this, avoiding the Gorgon’s petrifying gaze by observing her reflection in the shield Athena gave him.

In his video “Persée et Méduse” [Perseus and Medusa], Jason Karaïndros reinterprets the story as an exhausting full-frontal struggle, arm and forefinger outstretched, trying to dodge the objectifying power of the camera’s objective lens.

Generally speaking, an essential part of work made by Jason Karaïndros could be summed up as an attempt to avoid appropriating the spectator’s vision but rather to sharpen the latter’s capacity to listen and remember...

Stéphane Carrayrou