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Before entering the special section of the art museum, all visitors
are given a blindfold, a cane, and a plastic cone to put over their
head. The blindfold takes away their vision; the cane allows them to
move about freely; and the plastic cone, when placed over the head
their hearing to whatever is directly in front of
them. Once everyone is blindfolded and beconed, they enter the
To the eye, the arrangement inside might seem sparse: there is no
visible art inside the rooms, but just a few electrical speakers placed
along the walls every ten feet or so, with small raised partitions on
the floor to guide the canes of the spectators. However, once the
speakers are turned on, everything changes. Each speaker
continuously plays a carefully composed audible collage of audio
loops, snatches of music, individual words, and glissandos. Each
visitor to the exhibit is blinded so they can fully appreciate the
unorthodox beauty of each work of "art", and they can only hear one
at a time due to the cones on their heads. The pieces of "art" in the
exhibit are not works of music or paintings, but something different
The last room in the exhibition opens directly into the Smell Section.
||I like this. It reminds me of [lostdog]'s Invisible Ninja Sculptures for the Blind.
||The blindfold and cone could be replaced with a light sealed room and directional speakers.
||Probably not. But there might be karaoke.
||Presumably some local conceptual artist will be on hand to photograph or otherwise record the shuffling, beconed visitors?
||Already baked.. it's called "Street Musicians" as you walk through a busy city.
||the good doctor gives it away with his careful use of quotation marks around "art". maybe he should also have used them on "unorthodox beauty" and indeed "Dr".
||//Will there be pinball?// Wouldn't you also have to be deaf and dumb to do that properly?