The Blind Leading The Blind

Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2013

Performance walking 1 km up a mountainside path surrounded by glaciers while wearing a mask, without glasses – resulting in extremely limited visual capacity – and follows a cameraman who films the performance while walking backwards up the mountain. The performance is a metaphor for the feeling of being blind, of being lost, of perceptual adaptation, of the risk and process of relying on only what sensory information is available in a such a way as to traverse a prescribed distance from beginning to end.

With thanks to Ivo Gretener for film assistance.