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Carmen Papalia Performance: Blind Field Shuttle

Event Type
College of Fine and Applied Arts, Crip*: Cripistemology and the Arts
McFarland Memorial Bell Tower
Mar 24, 2023   4:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Blind Field Shuttle is a non-visual walking tour in which participants line up behind the artist, link arms, and agree to shut their eyes for a roughly hour-long walk. Papalia describes the experience as an opportunity for the participant to unlearn visual primacy and use their non-visual senses as a primary way of knowing the world. The project grew out of the artist’s choice to describe himself as a “non-visual learner” and exists as one in a series of related works that highlights the unseen bodies of knowledge in non-visual space.


Access notes: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. If you cannot participate due to an impairment that makes it difficult for you to hold onto the person in front of you, please email to coordinate an alternative experience with Carmen during his residency. ASL interpretation will be provided, please email if you have additional access needs.

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