‘The Mechanics of Visual Perception’, an exhibition at the DAB LAB and featured in Sydney Architecture Festival 2012, showcased work that demonstrates how perception becomes distorted by physiological changes. Office Feuerman principal, William Feuerman, used his personal experience following a stroke to graphically document his condition. The exhibition explores his neurological perceptual distortion resulting in artistic expressions which suggest new ways of seeing.
In 2007, Feuerman suffered from an acute, isolated stroke causing a disorder that affected the coordination of his eyes. He had not lost his sight but the relationship between the eye and brain brought about a shift in his visual perception. As a designer, he was in a unique position to document his disability and recovery. The exhibition showcases a sample of work from a larger catalogue, in which Feuerman investigates the mechanics between the body, mind and environment.