A Touching Sight

A Touching Sight

An exhibition created for a blind audience gives to sighted visitors the chance to develop a new approach to art shows.

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Created by Alberto AmorettiGiovanni Hänninen

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Documentary and Reality

A Touching Sight is a 15-minute documentary that shows the different purposes of the extra-ordinary exhibition Josef and Anni Albers: VIBE - Voyage inside a blind experience.
First and foremost the development of a new inclusive model for a temporary exhibition that can be equally enjoyed by both sighted and visually impaired people.
A new way to enjoy art through the senses that enhances its fruition is the other aim of the exhibition. “Feeling the experience” as Gregorio Battistoni the project creator of the VIBE exhibition affirms. Tactility is particularly emphasised because the Albers Foundation exceptionally for this exhibition provides works of art that can be touched by visitors.
The third keyword is synesthesia: the tactile approach allows the audience to “see” a visual image through other senses and viceversa, expanding and challenging the notion of art fruition and aesthetic experience.
This documentary is an opportunity to reflect on how the experience of blind people can enhance the experience of sighted visitors.