The exhibition consists of a series of rooms in complete darkness. The visitors, in groups of up to 10 people, get a short briefing and are introduced to the use of a long cane before embarking on the journey through darkness. Escorted by the guide, they spend 60 to 90 minutes (depending on the size of the exhibition) exploring darkened galleries: a public park, a bustling city street, a food market, a boat, a café, to name a few.
Within this new paradigm, guides open the visitors’ eyes to show them that the world of the blind, the world of the “other”, is in no way poorer – just different.
The reactions from visitors reflect the deep impact the experience has on them.