The 17th Study of Design Fundamentals Seminar: “Radical Reversibility: the Gaze Multiple”

Kyushu University Faculty of Design explores the fundamental methodology of design for integrating a wide range of designs. We are pleased to invite Elodie Hiryczuk, visual artist, to share with us her ideas and experiences about “Radical Reversibility: the Gaze Multiple”. This online seminar is open to anyone. We are looking forward to your participation.


Departing from the assumption that looking is a multi-directional process, the univocal concept of the gaze, as created by a dominant western worldview, needs to be challenged. For this purpose ‘research through images’ can be employed as a method to investigate different cultures of the gaze, from intercultural, transhistorical and non-anthropocentric perspectives. With the aim of conceiving the act of looking as transformative and messy we will further introduce the sensitizing concept of the ‘gaze multiple’. We will consider how particular contemporary photographic art practices offer alternative and more complex approaches to what seeing can mean for our relationship with environments.


Elodie Hiryczuk lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She studied at the department of moving image of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art & Design. Since 2001, she has been working as an artist duo with Sjoerd van Oevelen. They explore how workings of visions and systems of perspective influence our relationship with nature and the landscape. The differences and similarities between Western and Eastern traditions of painting and photography shape their thoughts and works. In 2017, she co-founded the art and research foundation, Radical Reversibility.

January 14th, 2021: Opens at 16:30 p.m, performance starts at 17:00 p.m. in Japan Time.


Please apply from the following link ( in advance.

Deadline for application: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. (Japan Time)

Kyushu University Faculty of Design

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