I Look to You (previously titled Unique in the Universe) is a participatory art project which celebrates our individuality and our interdependence using everyone’s unique eyes as a visual metaphor. The artwork combines conversation, photography, and film to create unique group portraits of friends and strangers identified only by their eyes. Experienced as outdoor or indoor projections, in public spaces, these films are visually striking, intriguing, funny and moving as the personality of each pair of eyes affects us in unexpected ways. celebrates our uniqueness and our interdependence using everyone’s unique eyes as a visual metaphor.
The concept, by Eileen Haring Woods, was originally developed at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout in Suffolk, UK and launched at the London Art Fair 2014. In September 2014 the artwork was shown at the Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam as part of the Interdependence Day event. To date over 100 people have participated and through 2018 Eileen will be developing I Look to You projects with partner venues around the UK and abroad.
February 2017 – promotional film for a new series of I Look to You projects, in Suffolk, UK.