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In »Dialogue in the Dark« exhibition visitors are led by blind guides in small groups through a specially constructed and totally darkened exhibition - where sounds, wind, temperatures and textures convey the characteristics of daily environments such as a park, a city or a café. In the dark, daily routines become a new experience. A reversal of roles is created: sighted people are torn out of their familiar environments, losing the sense they rely on most - their sight. Blind people guide them, provide them with security and a sense of orientation - transmitting a world without pictures. The blind and partially sighted guides open the visitors' eyes in the dark to show them that their world is not poorer - just different.
By entering worlds without sight, we learn new abilities from those whom we perceive to be disabled. As we shift into an ever more globalized community, a visit into a world we thought was limiting actually helps us to break free of our own limitations.