James Bulley - TACTUS - Kauno Bienalė

James Bulley – TACTUS


Sylvia is a blind girl. Participating artists from the 10th Kaunas Biennial were given a task of describing their art works to her. Here’s what happened…

The Tactus series is an investigation into direct communicative artworks for the blind and visually impaired. The textile-based scores are haptic sound generating surfaces that celebrate the braille music notation system of Louis Braille and the graphic scores of Cornelius Cardew. Tactus explores the interweaving of the auditory and tactile, and offers a questioning of the nature of art objects and their presentation in galleries and museums.