The starting point for Yto Barrada’s project is the unique and tragic figure of Thérèse Rivière. In the 1930s, the French ethnologist traveled to Algeria, to the Aurès mountains, to study the Berber Chaouis people.
This exhibition starts with the question: “what perception of an image would a person gain when they do not see or see very poorly?”. This is a project that seeks to activate an audio reproduction of a work of art in order to facilitate its access by the visually impaired, and in this particular case to facilitate the access to the universe of photography. This proposal for accessing works of art wishes to nurture a greater openness to creativity and rendering it palpable for those unable to see.
A project developed by MEF – Movement for Photographic Expression with the support of PARTIS – Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion.