For people like us, who have a sensory deficit, it is normal to think about which kind of perception or sensation can be felt when you live an experience like “being a moment in the artist’s work of art”.
Thinking about the difficulties that we have in language comprehension, to understand the meaning of the words, to distinguish the inflection or the loudnes of one word, to perceive the music as a melody and not as a noise, considering all this, we tried to imagine how is life when you can’t see, trying to answer to some questions:
- How can a blind person be involved in this kind of experience?
- Which instruments can be used to simplify the physical comprehension of a place and a moment?
Our answer for the first question was adopting what is normally used to communicate with blind people, creating a low relief board that entirely represents this work of art. Thanks to the roughness on its surface, blind people, using touch and helped by their partner, could realize their position inside the wideness of the work of art, and, therefore, they could build their own image that will give them the chance to live their emotional moment. We can’t neither understand nor imagine this kind of perception, but we know that the comprehension is an enormous experience of life, even when you can’t hear, that’s why we know that this is what make us closer to normality.
The image of Brugel’s “Blind’s parable”, connected to our idea, wants to underline that art can’t be a prerogative just for who can see it, as well as music is not a prerogative for who can hear it.