Installation Mimics What It’s Like To Be Blind In Times Square & Central Park

Installation Mimics What It’s Like To Be Blind In Times Square & Central Park
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'Dialogue in the Dark' forces viewers to surrender their sight for an hour and take a trip to models of famous NYC landmarks to raise awareness for the visually impaired.

Sarah Unger
  • 13 june 2012

The premise is simple — remove the sense of sight, and how will your average New Yorker react? Dialogue in the Dark is an experiential installation at South Street Seaport that prompts visitors to experience the life of the blind, entirely without vision, for at least one hour. When visitors enter the exhibit they are given walking sticks, to realistically mimic the experience of the blind. They are also provided with a guide, who is either entirely blind or visually impaired, who will aid them in navigating the seemingly treacherous territory of the exhibit.

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