Graffiti for blind

Graffiti for blind

Some years in a row thirty-year inhabitant of the French city of Nantes, a rayter with an experience and the fan of travel, under anybody The Blind develops the innovative project of graffiti for blind, turning all city into creative space.

Graffiti for blind

The Blind in a workshop

This large-scale idea has appeared from huge desire to make graffiti visible and readable for bigger number of people. Besides the project has also a social background: able to see and blind mutually need in each other to see work and to understand it. This visual art in three measurements chooses as the creative platform history and culture monuments and facades of residential buildings — the most visited and populous places.

Graffiti for blind

Signature: «Zasmotrenno to holes», Trokadero, Paris, 2006 («Vu et revu» – Trocadero – Paris – 2006)

The artist carefully conceals the name, in photos eyes are always hidden. It is known only that he is the active participant of a creative party, the frequenter of exhibitions, the inveterate traveller, gone round the half-world, even has visited Russia, generally, the modern guy with fine sense of humour. Chosen absolutely non-standard subject for creativity.

Graffiti for blind

The artist not blind, simply once it has thought of that street art — graffiti — always involving it the freedom of expression and availability, unlike classical, "museum" art, is available to all … except the blind. Then has come idea to fall outside the limits standard understanding of graffiti. In this work it is involved especially by that close cooperation which should arise between able to see and blind people: Braylya can read an inscription only blind, got used to the alphabet, but make it it can, only if graffiti it accepts the able to see.

Graffiti for blind

Such integration and mutual aid has already interested National institute of young blind people in Paris which closely co-operates with the artist, expanding space of its activity.

Graffiti for blind

Signature: A festival of the modern art in Arl, France

Besides a remarkable iteraktivnost of installations of The Blind, its work help ordinary people to put itself to the place of disabled people. After all without knowing a key, a font Braylya, they at all in a condition to understand represented, that is appear in a situation, so frequent for people with limited possibilities. It is an important part of the project, according to the artist.

Graffiti for blind

Signature: To read an inscription, it is necessary to arm with the alphabet Braylya. A festival of the modern art in Arl, France

The Blind deduces habitual for blind a font Braylya on new level, breaking off standard templates and a classical form, passing from reading by means of fingers to reading by all hand. It is interesting that, despite some complexity — the non-standard size of points and distance between them – graffiti are quite readable by blind people. This singularity, a non-standard causing general curiosity, draws huge attention to its work, to this type of the letter. The desire to understand the ciphered message causes to receive a key, in other words to address to the alphabet Braylya.

Graffiti for blind

Signature: A festival of the modern art in Arl, France

The equipment of work the is as follows: artist attaches hemispheres from an elastomer according to in advance drawn trafaretny schemes.

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The choice of a place defines sense of all message: the phrase is always multiple-valued and, more often, is an outgaming of the words connected with sight. Slogans often ironic, sometimes even the defiant.

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Signature: «Purse or sight!», an exchange building in Brussels (in French words "exchange" and "purse" sound equally) («La bourse ou la vue» – Bruxelles – 2010)

On a court building in Nantes two years of graffiti of The Blind: «It is not caught — not the thief».

– All have been sure that it simply translation of the name, an inscription flashed in all reportings and interview, – with humour the author tells.

Graffiti for blind

On a museum building an inscription «Not to touch!» as a protest against transformation of art into an unapproachable fortress in especially protected territory. And it too vitally: in the childhood of a rayter have expelled from a museum, that it has touched an exhibit.

The artist actively participates and in exhibitions of the modern art which, however, are seldom limited to the closed exhibition platforms, and expand showroom space to the whole city.

Graffiti for blind

In operating time does not do without excesses — after all creativity of artists of style of graffiti is authorised not everywhere. So from policemen rescues a yellow working waistcoat and ingenuity: once he has told that works on the instructions of municipality within ensuring availability of an urban environment for the blind. But this project nevertheless is a little away from standardly understood "hooliganism" of graffitchik.

Graffiti for blind

In plans of The Blind to expand perception of graffiti for the blind. He thinks over form change: from a hemisphere, for example, in a polygon. Wants to experiment and with a material to show blind a variety of possibilities of graffiti.

And still he dreams to make a special wall for rock-climbing for blind where inscriptions on a font Braylya will be hooks …! Rock-climbing for blind to win fear of emptiness, – the creative potential of the artist is inexhaustible!

Graffiti for blind

«(Blinded by th light/2012) is blinded by light»

Graffiti for blind

«From height of bird’s flight» (Birds Eye View 2012)

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«At everyone the point of view», Brussels, 2010 («Chacun son point de vue» – Bruxelles – 2010)

Graffiti for blind

«The love is blind», Venice, 2010 ("Love is blind" – Venise – 2010)

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Behind work in Moscow, 2007

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«Slipoy» (Blind?), Moscow, 2007

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«The blind city», Chernobyl, 2007 («Blindcity» – Tchernobil – 2007)

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