Sean Bidic (American)
In the Absence of Voyeurism #6, 2000-2006
Mirrors, videos, electronics. Located in the Street Level women’s restroom.
In the Absence of Voyeurism #7, 2000-2006
Mirrors, videos, electronics. Located in the Street Level men’s restroom.
About the Exhibition
In the Absence of Voyeurism #6 and #7 are site-specific artworks based upon the artist’s series by the same name. In 2002, Sean Bidic, a plastic surgeon at the University of Texas Medical Center, took time off from medicine to complete a MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. While in Pittsburgh, Bidic befriended members of a blind dart throwing club, and became interested in how people with disabilities are often seen and stereotyped. For this series, the blind eyes of seven individuals from the dart throwing group are captured on separate life-size LCD monitors. By focusing on the eyes of the dart-throwers, Bidic highlights their individual identities, talents, and the power of their inward gaze, thus denying the voyeurism to which they might be subject.