Saturday Cinema: Eye Sight

Saturday, October 22, 2016 • Noon and 2:00 pm

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Explore optical mechanisms through our classic Explainer-led demonstrations—creating your own pinhole camera and viewing a cow eye dissection—and a short film that revels in the aesthetic wonder of light and sight. Following the precise instructions of a nearly 400-year-old text on how seeing works, an optical experiment is delicately recreated without narrative in a darkened room. The protagonist harvests the eye of a freshly slaughtered cow for dissection so she can ultimately see a painting that perfectly represents all objects from the outside world.


In Waking Hours (2015, 18 min.) by Sarah Vanagt and Katrien Vanagt