The Blindings II

 

I was drawn to a small intimate space near the lake at the West Park in Wolverhampton.  Myself and five volunteer attendants invited people to be guided on a silent journey around this space whilst they wore spectacles covered with the skin of milk.  A weighing scale nestled within the palms of the attendant’s hands, held the spectacles.  This was designed as an offering and given to the willing invited participant.  As their vision would become impaired through wearing the spectacles, we were asking for their trust.  The position, sensation and movement of their bodies and limbs as they walked around, would affect their balance and hopefully encourage their sense of heightened touch.  Holding them close-by, each attendant with the guest participant, silently guided them around a designated pathway.


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