Carmen Papalia designs experiences that invite those involved to expand their perceptual mobility and claim access to public and institutional spaces. Often requiring trust and closeness, these engagements disorient the participant in order to introduce new modes of orientation that allow for perceptual and sensorial discovery. An open sourcing of his own embodiment, Papalia’s work makes visible the opportunities for learning and knowing that come available through the non-visual senses. It is a chance to unlearn looking and to help acknowledge, map and name entire unseen bodies of knowledge.
Carmen created Blind Field Shuttle during his residency.