[Art_beyond_sight_educators] world’s first non-visual residency program for artists, HBO Documentary, Lisa Fittipaldi

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Wed Aug 11 08:57:38 UTC 2010

HBO Documentary Films Sets Lineup of *HBO2* Presentations for Second 
Half of 2010 

DARK LIGHT:  THE ART OF BLIND PHOTOGRAPHERS (Oct.) explores the artistry 
and innovation of blind photographers Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall and Henry 
Butler, whose luminous work can help others see the world through their 
eyes.  The film asks the questions:  Can vision succeed where eyesight 
fails?  Can a blind person make meaningful photographs?  How can the 
creator appreciate his own work?


NEW LIFE RESIDENCY is the world’s first non-visual residency program for 
artists. The residency is organized by Wooloo as a work of Manifesta 8, 
the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, and will take place this fall 
in the Region of Murcia, Spain.

For one week each, five artists will be selected to live and work in a 
dark, visually distorted exhibition space. To support them in their life 
and work for the week, the artist will collaborate with a local Murcian 
assistant who is blind.

In cooperation with her/his assistant, the artist will use the one-week 
residency to create a guided tour of the non-visual space and experience 
in which s/he is living. The blind assistant will be the guide of this 
tour in darkness and the tour will be open to the biennial audience.

Additional to the guided tour, the five selected concept proposals will 
furthermore be exhibited in one of the main museum locations of 
Manifesta 8 and will be on view throughout the biennial from September 
30th, 2010 (preview) to January 9th, 2011.

The five residency periods are:
October 4th to October 9th, 2010
October 11th to October 16th, 2010
October 18th to October 23rd, 2010
October 25th to October 30th, 2010
November 1st to November 6th, 2010

Artists are invited to apply for participation in the residency at 
www.wooloo.org/residency <http://www.wooloo.org/residency>

The deadline for work proposals is AUGUST 15th, 2010.

Blind Artist Lisa Fittipaldi Creates Extraordinary Paintings

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