Light of Cavemen
“Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light”
― Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato metaphor describes how the cavemen saw the shadow cast by the fire and think they have seen the truth. Instead, the cavemen thought that those who lead them to find the light are using light to tend them into blindness.
Looking at the world through the camera’s viewfinder is like peering out from a small opening of a cave. Light of the Cavemen is a series of photos taken at night with multiple exposures. In these photos, an alternative reality is constructed by innumerable apartment windows. One detail in one of them is three pairs of red underwear hanging out a window—supposedly an attractor of good luck. To many people, to be a property owner is to realise a dream of future stability and lasting fortune. So the irony of this detail is that stability and wealth are actually not to be found in the property but in the hands of Fortune.
 Plato, The Allegory of the Cave