Lyndi Sales hanging installation prompts a string of associations, one emerging only to be replaced by others, equally haunting. Perhaps preoccupied with unfinished modernity of the post-colony, Sales has throughout her career been devising invisible visions. She merges celestial maps with the images of her own retinas and uses the peculiarities of her astigmatic eyesight to connect the macrocosm with the microcosm. Organic imagery invokes a corporeal response from viewers. Sales’ work comes from that impossible world where the eye can see itself seeing or can never quite perceive one’s own gaze. With Satellite Telescope, this possibility is made manifest. She invites us to overcome the impossibility that Sartre poses and in her work, viewers do see, while being conscious of the apparatus of their sight. South Africa, like so many other countries negotiating hybrid technological modernities, is a place where one’s own gaze can indeed be registered, if only by peripheral, astigmatic, blurred and double vision.