The question of the body’s role in the creation of images poses a problem central to visual studies. Eszter Salamon’s 2006 dance Nvsbl displays the complex process of looking at images with singular clarity. This process, here called “oscillating gaze,” features a movement of attention which, in the case of Nvsbl, favors a productive understanding of invisibility, conceived not as the negative limit of vision, but rather as an element capable of fostering unaccustomed ways of seeing.

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