The concept of this exhibition is simple: role reversal. People who can see are taken out of their familiar environment. Blind people provide them with security and a sense of orientation.
The exhibition aims to open the eyes of the seeing to the world of the blind; to show them that the world of the blind is in no way poorer or less well off - only different.
In groups of up to 10, visitors embark on a journey through the darkness. Escorted by a guide, they spend 60-90 minutes exploring darkened galleries; a park, a boat, a café, a food market etc.
Wandering around in the darkness and all, it's a great opportunity for that first hand-hold (no more awkward *yawn* and stretch scenes from the movies - Rejoice!) and as my Korean friend said "you get to 'see' a different side of your boyfriend/girlfriend". Hopefully by the time you return to the world of the seeing, you'll be a better couple for it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below~
Vertigo Building 9th Floor
(서울시 서대문구 창천동 18-29 9층)
Travel by underground to Sinchon Station (Line 2). Take Exit 3 and walk straight up Yonsei-ro, past McDonalds and the university book shop. When you reach Mr.Pizza, turn right and 버티고 타워 (Vertigo Tower) should be the next building on your right.
Tuesday – Friday: 12am – 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 7pm
For more information:
+82 2 313 9977
*Call in advance for English tours