Kristina Elisabeth Steinbock, teacher at IBOS; The Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted in Copenhagen

Kristina Elisabeth Steinbock, MA/MFA Theory and Communication, Royal Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen and teacher at IBOS; The Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted in Copenhagen.

Kristina will talk about her work with young visually impaired pupils and how the implementation of art, poetry and sound opens up for new reflections on their identities and self-perception.

Kristina is interested in translations from the tactile world to the audio-visual and reverse as a language between seeing and non-seeing through the body. By exploring haptic visuality as a term of touching with cinematic images, she will present a more touchable approach or tactile’ way of perceiving visual art works in her research on blindness and thereby promote the development of studies in these fields. Her main focus when teaching visually impaired residents or students at IBOS institute, is to mix reflections of their life with notions of body, senses, tactile experiences and mind. By introducing contemporary art to the students through audio, ether as descriptions or translations of visual and performance based artwork, she teaches them about the freedom of thoughts that can happen within the art space and most important that they have a voice and that people can learn from their experience of the world.

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