illustrated by Malevich and me
- Historically, nyctalopia, also known as moonblink, was a temporary night blindness believed to be caused by sleeping in moonlight.
- Sufferers should anoint their eyeballs with the stuff dripping from a liver whilst roasting, preferably of a he-goat, or failing that of a she-goat; and as well they should eat some of the liver itself.
- In the Second World War disinformation was used by the British to cover up the reason for their pilots’ successful nighttime missions. Their success was, in the disinformation, attributed to improved night vision and pilots flying night missions were encouraged to eat plenty of carrots. (The real reason for their success was their use of advanced radar technologies).
- Night blindness is prevented by eating Japanese eel.
22/01/2013 – 05/04/2013 at Van Abbe Museum library exhibition