The Impossibility of Empathy

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Many a time, what we see is so much more than what it appears and most of the time we take it for whatever we just see or whatever we want to see. The eyes play an important role in helping form opinions, judgments and intuition. What would it be to embody the eyes that help us enter the world and make sense of it? What would they say? Would they say anything at all? 

- Loki,  Week 06

 

Click on 'Read' on any of the thumbnails to go to the page with ALL the artworks under this theme and read reflections and more

NAVIGATION

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Feeding Friends

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Kaagaz

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Hello, Goodbye

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Maybe I Shouldn't

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Cards of Belonging

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Naam

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Embody

the Eyes

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The Abyss

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Buoyant

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Gaze

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Eyes, Eyes, Eyes...

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Blackjack with Labels

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Counting Privileges

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"I" of Colours and Lines

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Body wash

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Random Names at a Railway Station

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Legs that Feel

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Jealous Gaze

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Treasure Chest

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Ephemeral

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I to i

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I am Asura

 

DESCRIPTION:  This is a collage of thumbnails of the artistic responses that are part of this theme. Each thumbnail of the image has a background that corresponds to the week in which it was submitted. There are 22 artworks under this theme. This is the colour scheme and the total number of images for each week: Week 1,peach: 1, Week 2, light green:1, Week 3,red: 4, Week 4,light purple: 2, Week 5,light blue: 2, Week 6,orange:4, Week 7,light yellow:2,Week 8, sea green:1, Week 9,mustard:4. Week 10, dark purple:1.

 

Empathy is perhaps the antidote to prejudice. But empathy can also be the handmaiden of condescension and naivety. Sometimes, to realise the impossibility of occupying another’s shoes demands greater strength of character and critical reflection than an attempt at empathising.