Saccade - The space-time continuum deconstruction - 8 channel sound installation.

16th media art biennale

13—17 May 2015

WRO 2015



A saccade  is quick, simultaneous movement of both eyesbetween two phases of fixation in the same direction.The phenomenon can be associated with a shift in frequency of an emitted signal or a movement of a body part or device. Controlled cortically by the frontal eye fields (FEF), or subcortically by the superior colliculus, saccades serve as a mechanism for fixation, rapid eye movement, and the fast phase of optokinetic nystagmus. The word appears to have been coined in the 1880s by French ophthalmologist Émile Javal, who used a mirror on one side of a page to observe eye movement in silent reading, and found that it involves a succession of discontinuous individual movements.