John Tchalenko's film -supported by Factum Foundation-
A new film about how artists look using eye tracking technology is now underway. Made in collaboration with the Behavioural Brain Sciences, University of Birmingham, it will be the summation of John Tchalenko's last 10 years of innovative research into the subject.
The eye, brain and hand interact during life drawing. The common scientific explanation of this process is that the eye captures the visual information from the external world, the brain stores this as short-term working memory and transforms it into a programme of manual movements which the hand, assisted by the eye, executes to make the drawing. In this way, a vision of the external world becomes a beautiful picture on paper or canvas.