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Exhibition in Ballycroy


What a treat! Franck Seguin of Chasseurs de Nuits brings his exhibition (which premiered at the Nightscapades Festival in France in early 2018) to Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Vistor Centre.

The advent of new technology in printing has made photography accessible to all. Photographic printers, by superimposing thin layers of ink successively, give a relief and texture to photographs, making them ‘visible’. This means that visually impaired and blind people, as well as sighted, can all now ‘visualise’ the planets and stars. This exhibition (which premiered at the Nighscapades event in Lourdes France in April 2018), invites you to discover our solar system with your fingertips. From the Sun, through the lunar craters, the clouds of Jupiter and iconic rings of Saturn, all are revealed in a new, sensory way.

Sighted people will be offered cloth headbands, allowing them to feel the geological features of the planets and sun in the same way as visually impaired or blind visitors. The photographs are also works of art to be viewed in the normal sense, allowing the sighted to communicate to the blind what they perceive - a real shared experience.

Texts will be presented in English and Braille.

This exhibition will be on display in the Visitor Centre throughout the festival weekend - we encourage you to visit it at least once!

#news #2018

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