Goodbye Blind Supper
At Le Reacteur Gallery on January 2015, we organised a blindfolded supper for a very close group. 20 blindfolded colleagues experienced a supper service in group tables of 5 people. They were called to guess objects on the table by touching them in-between services. Through these new developed senses, we observed that a new way of socializing was established at the table: a dependence on the waiters and new spontaneous interactions with their table partners.
Loosing sight made the guests less self-conscious but also more vulnerable to the exterior world. What their ears couldn't hear did not exist anymore. They needed help for any little details such as picking up utensils, walking to the bathroom or filling their glass of water,.... Loud sounds made them easily scared. When, at the end of the meal, we took them downstairs one by one, those still seated started missing them and singing funeral songs as if they had died. It was a delicate experience that needed a fair amount of preparation and a solid organisation during the service.
Unfortunately, no photos were taken during the event for technical reasons.