Mittwoch, 28. September 2011

Braille Graffiti

"Photo shows an outdoor wall, with a pasted-on sign saying “braille graffiti.” Underneath that sign is another sign, larger, in Braille. The Braille says “You don’t have to be blind to see that the writing is on the wall.


Hier seht Ihr Graffiti für Blinde, das Braille Graffiti Project. Eine Idee von Scott Wayne, Autor und Visual Artist aus Portland, Oregon.
Auf die Kritik hin, dass die fünf unterschiedlichen "Braille Graffiti" an Stellen angebracht sind, die ein Blinder normalerweise nicht berühren würde, meinen die Macher: Das Projekt soll Blinde und Sehende zusammenbringen. Die Sehende angebrachten Hinweise "Braille Graffiti", ermöglichen es, Blinde darauf anzusprechen und beide Gruppen näher zusammenzubringen.
"Most braille found in public exists as pragmatic directions. This project is an attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti. 5 different phrases were peppered around Portland, Oregon in late August, 2007. The visible title is included in an attempt to draw attention to all who pass making it more likely for a blind person to come in contact with the words via suggestion from friends or passersby. This was a strategy that arose in an interview with a blind person who wished to remain anonymous.

One sentence reads: You don’t have to be blind to see that the writing is on the wall.
Another: Tiny bubbles that randomly rose from the paper in this arrangement.

This idea has been explored somewhat, but I wanted to give it my own flavor in Portland, Oregon, complete with documentation that might spark an interest to reproduce the project in other cities."
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