Opia - n. the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable—their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque—as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out. - The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Workshop concert in Esbjerg at the Syddansk Musikkonservatorium with the Esbjerg Ensemble. Free admission.
What can the eyes and the eyes alone tell us about another's soul, history and life more broadly? Knowing this is revealed to make us a subject of the observed as we are the observer, is there reason to hold back? Reason to fear what we may see from the depths of ourself within the eyes of another... will we find judgement - or perhaps understanding? To bare the soul as we bare witness to another; this is the passage of opia.