by Yap Weng Nam
“The Blind Men and The Elephant, in Kuala Lumpur” is an interactive audio visual installation derived from this story. The installation is framed in an empty dark space, and the audio is composed from various sounds unique to one object, familiar to the people of Kuala Lumpur (For examples sound of public transport, ice-cream vendor, memorable advertisement song and etc... Audiences will be given a torchlight in their hand and invited to enter the empty darkroom as the role of ‘blind men’, visual projections will be triggered by the casted light while the audiences are in search for the deconstructed sounds. Audiences have to figure out the object (the elephant) by gathering hints from the deconstructed sound from their hearing experience. After that, they are welcomed to join into the process of seeking the truth by discussing and guessing the related object on online social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and also offline at the exhibition. To ‘see’ the full unknown elephant, audience will need to check out Facebook page when the object (the answer) will be revealed!
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