Haptic Art Experiences Described as Vocals, Sounds and Written Words by Deafblind

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Tutkijat

  • Riitta Lahtinen
  • Camilla Groth
  • Russ Palmer

Organisaatiot

  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Southeast Norway

Kuvaus

It is generally understood that the human senses are interconnected and always
work in relation to each other. How does this work when one or two senses are lost due to a dual sensory impairment? Deafblind persons' perception and experiences of arts are based on their residual auditive and visual senses, and touch. Their haptic exploration, their touch, movements and orientation towards the objects give blind persons direct, independent experience. Few studies explore the aesthetic experiences and appreciation of artefacts of dual-sensory people, and how they would interpret and express their perceived experience through another sensory modality. This pilot research describes and analyses six different deafblind people sharing their interpretation of five statues in vocals, sounds and written descriptions based on their haptic experiences. The informants found new and multimodal ways of expressing their experiences. We conclude that it is possible to transfer felt experiences from one modality to another and that this facilitates a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art work in dual impaired persons. This research expands the idea of auditive descriptions made from haptic aesthetic experiences, and suggest these as artistic supports to traditional linguistic descriptions.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut150-172
Sivumäärä23
JulkaisuSynnyt/Origins - Finnish studies in art education
Vuosikerta2018
Numero3
TilaJulkaistu - 30 joulukuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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