There’s absolutely nothing to see at Dialogue in the Dark.
In the first week of the year, it’s easy to feel like you’re stumbling around in the dark, still befuddled by Twixtmas and the return to work. However, wandering around in the dark may actually be an eye-opening experience if you do it at Dialogue in the Dark, a groundbreaking new immersive experience that aims to change the way we interact with differently-abled people.
It’s definitely the only London art exhibition that takes place completely in darkness, but despite that, it has the potential to be the most illuminating. You’ll be guided by blind or visually impaired guides, through a specially constructed exhibition space that uses sounds, wind, temperatures, and textures that evoke the experience of being in places such as parks, cities, and bars.
Your understanding of these spaces will be entirely altered by encountering them in total darkness; it’s an experience which exhibition organisers hope will overcome stereotypes, change your perspective on those with different abilities, and spark dialogues about how each individual sees the world. Guides will also be sharing their experiences and knowledge with visitors – and given that Dialogue in the Dark has already clocked up 10 million worldwide visitors from 145 cities, you can be sure it’s knowledge worth having.
Best of all, throughout January, tickets for Dialogue in the Dark will be half price – so there’s never been a better time to head along and change your perspective!
Find it at 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH. Book tickets and find out more from their website.
Also published on Medium.