Have you ever realised how your sense of sight makes you analyse and understand certain things in a certain manner? But what if you didn’t have the sight? Would you view situations in a different way? If you want answers to all these questions, then try and take out time and head to Dialogue in the Dark at Express Avenue mall in Royapettah . It is a permanent exhibition that strips visitors of anything that can produce light and equips them with nothing but a cane and some information on what to expect.
An assigned visually impaired tour guide initiates visitors into the darkness and lead them through various situations. One must go through a series of specially constructed and totally darkened galleries, where sound, temperature, wind and texture convey daily environments. In the dark, ordinary routines become extraordinary experiences. At the exhibition tour, one experiences a walk in a park/jungle, crossing a shaking bridge, shopping in a supermarket, playing cricket, going for a boat ride and grabbing a bite in a cafeteria, all in complete darkness.
The tour also enlightens visitors on how little the other senses are explored, whether it was by identifying spices by taking a whiff or vegetables by feeling them.
Its mission is to sensitise the sighted world about the abilities of the differently abled to include and mainstream disabled people and eventually empower them economically. Dialogue in the Dark uses life experiences to convey a very powerful social message on diversity and social inclusion.
Now they are coming up with a special 45-minute gastronomical experience in complete darkness called Taste of Darkness towards the end of the month. For the gourmets, the dining guides serve a surprise meal in total darkness that challenges your taste buds and table manners. Dining by completely relying on the other four senses result in a never-before experience where you are immersed in the feel, smell and taste of your meal. A surprise 4 course meal is served on the table as per the food preference of the guest– vegetarian or non – vegetarian.
It is an experience that needs to be undertaken with your date, friends or family.
Checkout the website for more information : www.dialogueinthedarkindia.com