2016 / People
We all talk about things we have never seen or experienced but we know through what we have been told,
things that are hidden to our senses but we believe they exist. Similarly, a blind person knows the colors
despite never has seen them.
Blind Colors revolves around one question: How does someone blind from birth interpret the colors?
After having conducted a series of interviews in which the blind were asked about the feelings they have
when speaking of colors, we looked for spaces or places that describe the color explained by each of them.
In the majority of cases that color does not exist in the photographed scene. And normally does not exist
because their color interpretation does not correspond with the way of life of people who can see. It is based
on another type of perceptions, whether through the other senses or of definitions and sensations that they
have been or lived.
The color range is transformed in this way in a range of experiences that allow communication between the
blind and the sighted, in a world where the color has a fundamental importance.
"For living is not necessary to see, just feel."
Alberto Guinea, project participant.
Xavi PiÃ±ol, cemetery of Les Corts. October 29th, 2014
Xavi describes me the black color. The black of death, not just associated with mourning but rather with the
"fade to black" used in film.
Everything goes out, everything ends. The senses fail. I have never seen â€“he explains me-, but my ears, my
touch, my taste and smell gradually will become dark, arriving to black.
THE NO COLOR
Paquita Garcia, Joan PelegrÃ school pool, Barcelona. November 5th, 2014
Paquita does not relate colors with anything. In her imaginary color just does not exist.
She tells me that the color is the skin of things and for her the things donâ€™t have fur.
She feels the color like an unnecessary accessory in life. The water represents for her a colorless world.
"If you donâ€™t have wings you canâ€™t fly"
Alberto Guinea, Rialb marsh. November 16th, 2014
Alberto links blue to loneliness, sad, melancholic people. He associate it with the term "Blues" which
designates the musical genre.
A landscape of desolation surrounds Alberto blue and makes you ponder a dubious present.
Marc Sarrato, Sant Andreu de la Barca. February 22th, 2015
"The yellow is dirt, I get it like if the white purity and cleanliness have been corrupted. With time and use
things become yellow.
It is an unpleasant color, I associate it to rubbish tips and chaotic places full of crap."
Francisco Javier Cebollero, Cami de cal Notari, Collserola mountain, Barcelona, July 25th, 2015
The desolation and sadness which causes a burning forest represents the black color for Francisco Javier. A
black dyeing of absence, something that once was but no longer is.
MarÃa PÃ©rez, L'Ametlla de Mar, September 11, 2015
An abandoned playground symbolizes the color purple for MarÃa. It is the memory of a past full of happiness
in which no one made her feel different.
When she was a child, some dressmakers used to give her some purple coloured clothes just for she could
play. She used them to dress her dolls, and that color became the color of her childhood, the games, the
swings and snacks of bread and chocolate in the Park.
Tubau VicenÃ§, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, May 22th, 2015
Traffic noise is like a grey fog, thick, leaving not hear clearly VicenÃ§. The more noise, the more dark
becomes and VicenÃ§ gets more disoriented.
Grey is an annoying noise.
LluÃs VilÃ , Gran Teatre del Liceu. Barcelona, November 18th, 2015
A goal of his football team, good meals and music, especially music, are pink for LluÃs.
The Gran Teatre del Liceu surround LluÃs in pink because this color moves him to moments of happiness
and everything that makes enjoy.