Interactive Harmony is a multi-sensory curation of photographs from around the world produced by deafblind artist Anne Dignan. The artist was drawn to the tactile nature of each object depicted in the photographs. Interactive Harmony was originally exhibited in an all-inclusive manner to evoke a reaction and understand despite disabilities. Each photograph was accompanied by a tactile image created by outlining the object on swell paper and then etching using specialist graphite pens. An embosser raised the lines to enable a tactile interpretation of each image. A narrative for each photograph was produced in accessible formats for all to experience: audio description, braille, large print. Video edited by Azadeh Emadi.
Anne Dignan is an accomplished Deafblind artist passionate about accessibility and inclusion in her work. Anne believes that her lack of senses has never been a barrier in her practice in fact it has finely tuned her other sense to compensate for her sensory impairment: hearing and sight loss. The achievements of her work give her great creative satisfaction and mindfulness which in these unprecedented time have kept her motivated. Anne continue to be proactive during lockdown exploring many different disciplines in her practice.