‘Imagine yourself in a dark room; no light at all stimulates your visual sense. Add a silence so deep, that not even the sounds of your own body flicker the small receptive hairs in your cochlea.
Then imagine that you have no language, no inner monologue to keep your mind on track with sanity.
Now, from no perceivable place somewhere in this darkness and silence, strange things occur as if by magic, something touches you - briefly or lingering - only to disappear again into utter nothingness. Only the traces of remembered touch are left on your body and in your mind.’ (Flemming Ask Larsen - Denmark)
With the installation Nightwalking the makers want to make the world of a person with deaf-blindness perceptible and comprehensible. For most of us, seeing and hearing are a matter of course in everyday life, but do we really look so closely? This self-evidence of watching and listening as a means of perceiving, understanding and communicating the world can also be ephemeral: a quick look at something, judge it and move on. Isn't that also a limitation? By means of the installation Nightwalking, people with congenital deaf-blindness hold up a mirror to us. The mirror of indifference, superficiality?