Tianhao Xu

49 drawings of a nail explores how our eyes behave, how our vision functions, and how its surroundings are perceived.

1. 十公分距离

2. 贴着睫毛,眯着眼睛

3. 贴着睫毛,睁大眼睛

4. 五米距离

5. 余光

6. 动摇的水中

7. 放大镜,焦点在钉子尾

8. 左右晃动

9. 用手包住钉子

10. 半透明的笔盖里

11. 放纸后面,挨纸,灯从后照,不挨钉子

12. 放纸后面,挨纸,灯从后照,挨钉子

13. 放大镜,焦点在镜上,近

14. 放大镜,远

15. 显微镜 x100

16. 穿过盛水的塑料瓶

17. 贴着灯看,再蒙住眼睛

18. 贴着灯看,再看白纸

19. 一分钟后再看白纸

20. 五分钟后再看白纸

21. 穿过纸里的一毫米洞

22. 穿过纸里的半毫米洞

23. 十公分厚的有机玻璃,近

24. 十公分厚的有机玻璃,远

25. 放在有机玻璃底下

26. 放半透明的塑料纸后面离五公分

27. 压在半透明的塑料杯子底下

28. 穿过漏空的包装纸

29. 绳子吊着旋转,仰视

30. 绳子吊着旋转,平视

31. 半部打进木头

32. 全部打进木头侧面

33. 举在天花板灯前看,再蒙眼睛

34. 钉子尾贴着亚光的铁打火机

35. 双层放大镜

36. 装满水的气球里

37. 扁的气球里

38. 穿过玻璃的万花筒

39. 举在天花板灯前看三公分

40. 比较黑,灯从后面照

41. 比较黑,白纸盖住

42. 很黑

43. 半部放进水里

44. 纸盖着灯,钉子放在纸上

45. 数码相机的透镜

46. 数码相机的取景器

47. 白粉完全覆盖住

48. 白粉涂在表面上

49. 凝固在蜡中

1. 10cm away

2. touching eye lashes, squinting

3. touching eye lashes, eyes wide open

4. 5 meters away

5. peripheral vision

6. in moving water

7. magnifying glass, focusing on end of nail

8. swinging nail left to right

9. using hands to clasp nail

10. placed in transparent pen cap

11. put behind paper, touching paper, light shine from behind, light not touching nail

12. put behind paper, touching paper, light shine from behind, light touching nail

13. magnifying glass, focusing on glass, close

14. magnifying glass, far

15. microscope x100

16. through water filled plastic bottle

17. held against lamp, cupped eyes

18. held against lamp, then look at white paper

19. held against lamp, then look at white paper a minute later

20. held against lamp, then look at white paper five minutes later

21. looking through 1mm hole in paper

22. looking through 0.5mm hole in paper

23. 1cm thick perspex, close

24. 1cm thick perspex, far

25. putting under perspex

26. putting 5cm behind translucent plastic

27. putting under translucent plastic cup

28. looking through cardboard packaging mesh

29. tied by string, spinning horizontally, looking upwards

30. tied by string, spinning horizontally, looking level

31. halfway hammered into wood

32. completely hammered into wood

33. held against tungsten lights, cupped eyes

34. end of nail touching matte surface of metal lighter

35. double magnifying glass

36. put inside water filled balloon

37. put inside deflated balloon

38. kaleidoscope

39. held against tungsten lights, 3cm from eyes

40. relatively dark, light from behind nail

41. relatively dark, covered by white paper

42. very dark

43. half submerged in water

44. paper covering light, nail on top of paper

45. lens of digital camera

46. viewfinder of digital camera

47. nail covered with white powder

48. nail with white powder on its surface

49. nail solidified in wax