The purpose of this thesis was to design and conduct a sensory concert for the blind and visually impaired, where all the senses, except the sense of sight, got challenged in an interaction with the music, room and atmosphere. The first part of the thesis is a presentation of research on the world of the blind, and how blind and visually impaired individuals experience cultural life. The research is based on personal narratives, scientific articles, and empathy exercises. The second part of the thesis focuses on how we designed and developed a concert for the visually impaired, in which different sensory inputs interplayed with two performers, LydRum and Meejah, and in that way challenged the senses of the participants. The third part analyses the concert based on observations of the participants, drawn together with the participants’ own experiences of the concert and the sensory inputs. The last part of the thesis is an evaluation of the whole process, where the researchers’ own reflections and conclusions are included. The event itself will be considered to be an experiment, due to the limited knowledge of the cultural life and experiences of the visually impaired. This limitation to attaining a complete understanding of the subject of our research created some challenges in developing an authoritative concept. Further more, the experiment is considered to be a learning process, which has given us new experiences and knowledge about the blind and visually impaired cultural life. Additionally, it has given us new experience in performance design, therefore, leading us to new opportunities to further develop this experiment into a complete concept. Additionally, this thesis also includes an overview of the process, wherein we educate the reader on how we carried out the development of our idea and planned the concert from which much of our research was collected.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jan. 2014|