vitreous humour

Visual snow

Visual snow, visual static, or persistent visual snow is a transitory or persisting medical disorder in which sufferers see snow or television-like static in parts or the whole of their visual fields, constantly in all light conditions, even visible in daylight, darkness and with closed eyelids. The severity or density of the “snow” differs from one person to the next. 

Visual snow is now regarded as a unique syndrome—usually presenting with other symptoms, such as persistent afterimages, photophobia, enhanced blue field entoptic phenomenon and tinnitus. There is no established treatment for visual snow.

In addition to visual snow, many of those affected have other types of visual disturbances:

Closed-eye hallucination -  these types of hallucinations generally only occur when one’s eyes are closed or when one is in a darkened room. Those who suffer from closed-eyes hallucinations may see: visual snow, light/dark flashes, patterns, motion, and colours, objects and things.

Blue field entoptic phenomenon -  is the appearance of tiny bright dots moving quickly along squiggly lines in the visual field, especially when looking into bright blue light such as the sky. The dots are white blood cells moving in the capillaries in front of the retina of the eye.

Palinopsia -  is a visual disturbance defined as the persistent recurrence of a visual image after the stimulus has been removed.

Phosphene -  is a phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye.

Floater -  are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye’s vitreous humour, which is normally transparent.

Visual snow syndrome is often connected to Tinnitus. Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. 

Some say that Visual Snow and Tinnutis are connected to the ability to see or hear energy and auras.


You will never know

Sometimes, usually in the bathroom of a hotel room, I’ll check myself in the mirror before going back there and simmer with hatred for the particular man I’m spending time with. I try hard not to have these feelings because it makes working harder. But they happen. Apples bobbing to the surface that I can’t keep down. I look at my mouth and think “You have to go to him and let him touch you now”. The thing that stops me from twisting my face up into a scream or scrambling away is the knowledge that it will end, that he is kind, that there are good things in my life that are there for me in abundance, not in this room but out in the world. My best friend, swimming, cakes that I bake.

In bed, he flipped my dress up and admired the lingerie he bought me. “Either I have good taste or you’re extremely beautiful” he told me. He couldn’t stop skimming his fingers over line where my thigh ended and the stocking began. I shifted my hips into his lap. That’s the hardest thing, relaxing my body around him with the knowledge that he will penetrate it at some point. His hands are like two claws. His mouth a shaking maw filled with teeth. I’ve said this before, but I hope never to hate anyone as much as I hate this person. I now have boundless faith in my ability to elicit false emotions. Smiling with my mouth helps me feel better. That being said I still think about smothering him to death with a pillow or cracking an elbow into his eye socket while we fuck, the vitreous humour of his eyeball seeping out from under his lids.


Scott Nedrelow “Viewfinder Sculpture,” 2016 in Vitreous Humour with Robert Bordo, Tova Carlin, Christopher Hanrahan, Adam Henry, Barbara Kasten, Rob McLeish, Scott Nedrelow and Davina Semo at Kansas.
January 10 - February 14, 2016

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But where’s the water?

Rob McLeish “Automatic Faggot For The People 2010 in Vitreous Humour with Robert Bordo, Tova Carlin, Christopher Hanrahan, Adam Henry, Barbara Kasten, Rob McLeish, Scott Nedrelow and Davina Semo at Kansas.
January 10 - February 14, 2016

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Hey guys! We’re not dead, and the comic is still ongoing! 

After struggling with updates and the time issues presented by me being abroad, we decided that @cannibalsharkboy will be drawing pages and then uploading them in chunks as updates instead of a weekly one-page update! 

we’ll find stuff to give you guys in the meantime though, don’t worry!