This mini exhibition must be felt and listened to. It consists of historical and contemporary means of communication used by people with blindness and impaired vision. Unheard of for a museum exhibition, you are allowed to touch the objects. In 2022, a VR-experience has been added to the exhibition, which shows, how it is to live with eye diseases, color blindness and visual disorders. You can now try to be colorblind or hallucinate yourself, and you can learn more about how the eye works in a new VR-movie, called “The eye that sees”.
Important sensory organ
85 percent of our sensory input comes from our eyes, and your eyes can treat more than 36.000 pieces of information per hour. But these visual impressions can be altered by diseases and other conditions in the eye such as glaucoma and color blindness.
VR stimulates the senses
VR can activate senses and emotions in a way completely different from other medias, and we wanted to make use of that here. Our wish was to make a movie, which allowed the audience to see the world through the eyes of others and feel on their own body what a visual impairment is. The movie shows the audience different visual impressions – hopefully, one leaves with a fascination of how fantastic the eye is and a better understanding of people with a visual impairment.