Watch: An anime-inspired TV series is on the horizon in Ireland with an eye-glass store that aims to bring the eye-soreness of the day to life.
The Eye is an ambitious project by a group of six artists who created a series of eye-shaped glasses for people to wear around the world.
The glasses are the work of photographer and cinematographer Adam McEwen and feature a unique design that allows viewers to experience the sensation of the eyeball.
The series of four eye-pieces, made with acrylic, is the latest project from the six artists, who include photographer Adam McLeod and film-maker James Meehan.
“It’s a project that I really wanted to get to and I’m really happy with the result,” said Mr McEwan.
The film-makers, who have collaborated with other artists in the past, said they have also been working on eye-plugs in a bid to raise awareness about eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and macular damage.
The project is the brainchild of Mr McLeod, who has previously worked with the Irish Film Council to produce films that promote eye health.
“Eye damage is very prevalent and the problem is often overlooked, particularly in a society where it’s almost assumed to be a medical condition,” he said.
“We wanted to take the time to highlight this issue and we think the public will get the message through by watching the show.”
Mr McEwyllen said the glasses were created for a show called The Eye.
“There’s a big trend going on in the world right now where people are trying to protect their eyes.
I’m not sure why people are doing it, but we’re trying to make it as easy as possible for people.”
Mr Meehart said he had always wanted to create something that could be worn to look at the world through a glass.
“I think it would be a great way for people in rural areas to get some real perspective on their own experiences.”
If you can go and have a look through a window, you know, and look around you and have your own perspective on what’s happening, it’s quite powerful.”‘
The Eye: An Anime-Inspired TV Series’ will premiere on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den this September.