GESTURETo touch the untouchable was the world premiere of a new art-form exploiting the sense of touch for experiencing a painting. The exhibition literally put paintings under the microscope and exposed the hidden detail of Old Master’s over three Centuries, from Giotto to Rembrandt, using a series of sixteen magnified tactile sculptures.
The exhibition between 4th to 7th August 2017 was at the Stadium Suite, John Lewis Stratford, London (with a panoramic view over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) designed to coincide with the World Para Athletic and IAAF World Championships.
The sculptures' areas of focus are strategically chosen to capture the idiosyncratic gestures of the artist’s brush and allows the observer, for the first time, to touch the strokes of a maestro. The sculptures re-acquaint audiences’ awareness of tactility (haptic perception) and places people with and without sight loss on an equal platform.
Each exhibit was accompanied by guidance allowing those accompanying visitors with sight loss to articulate the significance of different topographical features. For more information please visit www.haptionproject.com