concept and realisation
Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl
Riccardo Fazi, Claudia Sorace (Muta Imago)
maps, concept and graphic design
production of audio devices
Teatro Sociale Bellinzona / Dicastero Turismo ed Eventi - Città di Lugano / Theater Chur / Auawirleben Zeitgenössisches TheatertreffenBern / far° festival des arts vivants - Nyon / TAK Theater Liechtenstein - Schaan
Installation in public spaces
We met blind people
Some were born blind, others lost their sight over time
We asked them to tell us how they see
One city, nine talking machines, nine witnesses: blind people who tell what it means for them “to see”.
Sights is an ever-evolving project which penetrates urban spaces and the daily lives of those who inhabit them, to reflect on the centrality of the eye and on the primacy of seeing.
Howdo we experience when sight is missing? What is the role of imagination and memory? What is the point of intersection or breakage between the visual and the imagery?
Map in hand, audiences are invited to walk the city in search for sound spots: voices and words of witnesses rendered by the talking machines, make public spaces intimate and personal, andthe city becomes a domain we walk also through our imagination.
The emerging sensory and emotional mapping invites the spectator to experience subjectively spaces that the artistic intervention has endowed with new meanings.
In every city the project will be devised and set upin collaboration with local participants: it is an ever-developing process feeding on the sites and their specific traits.
Pro Helvetia - Swiss arts council /
DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - Fondo Swisslos /
Ernst Göhner Stiftung /