Black Book of Blind

Art is about new ideas, experiments. So I was watching the #ArtAssignment about “Make a Book with Meat” and thinking about the way we see everyday objects and never question their existence. Suddenly, it came to me that “normal” books are only for people who can see. If you are for example blind, then without the Braille alphabet all regular books are as useless for you as a book with black pages and black text.⠀
So I asked myself how the world would literally look like for blind people if there were no alternatives. This is the visualization of the Black Book of Blind: A black book with a black cover, black pages and black text. I think it is also the representation of blindness as in ignorance, lack of perception and awareness of everyday struggles of others.⠀
The experiment also made me think how important the sight for many artists is and how scary the world would look like without it. By the way, a local tip for tourists in Hamburg, check the excursion called “Dialog im Dunkeln” for a short journey in the world of darkness. It is one of a kind experience. ⠀


There is a project on my table that I still have to finish.

There is a goal I have this year that I still have to achieve.

There is a note I want to write.

There is a painting I started that I have to finish.

Just do it.

This painting is the manifestation of all projects unfinished, goals not reached and tasks put aside halfway through. Every time I see it, I want to take a brush and paint that small white corner red. It bothers me. It nudges me. It is my motivation to work and create.

Created using acrylics on 60 x 50 cm canvas.

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