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Marking Blind

A visual art exhibition showcasing the work of four contemporary artists, Raphaëlle de Groot, Robert Morris, Carmen Papalia, and Alice Wingwall. Commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland and curated by Amanda Cachia


There is a saying: “I have to see it to believe it.” We live with the illusion we know the world through our eyes. I think in a way we are all blind or blinding ourselves.

Sight is a dominating sense and we don’t realize how much it conditions the systems, institutions and relations we implement. It keeps us in many ways from nourishing a broader more complex and diversified view of the world. I’m interested in looking at the backside of things, where we don’t usually look, and [so trying to] break the dominating perspective
– Amanda Cachia interview with Raphaëlle de Groot, February 16, 2015

The artists all have different relationships to blindness and visual impairment, and includes drawings, photography, video and mixed media. Each of the artists explores these questions, where they offer us an opportunity to consider art-making through this new lens.

The project spans extant and newly commissioned multi-sensorial works that attempt to explore what the visual, tactile and aural qualities of blind-based art-making might look like, feel like, and sound like, received through the challenging filter of cyberspace as the primary mode of engagement.

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Raphaelle de Groot

Study 5, A New Place by Raphaëlle de Groot

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Raphaëlle de Groot
Study 5, A New Place: a video work for Marking Blind
Curated by Amanda Cachia
Commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland

Robert Morris

Blind Time (Grief) by Robert Morris

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Robert Morris
Blind Time (Grief) series for Marking Blind
Curated by Amanda Cachia
Commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland

Carmen Papalia Photo by Heather Zinger

See For Yourself by Carmen Papalia

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Carmen Papalia
See For Yourself for Marking Blind
Curated by Amanda Cachia
Commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland

Alice Wingwall

Three Works by Alice Wingwall

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Alice Wingwall
Three Works for Marking Blind
Curated by Amanda Cachia
Commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland