Blind Man´s Buff

Intervention in public space

photo and video documentation


Banska Stiavnica 2012 /SK/


The Blindman's Buff (2012), was set in the Roma settlement in Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia. I encouraged the local children to play this game, however, the Blindman was a white male adult whose eyes were covered with a band embroidered with the word “periphery”. Children wore black balaclavas with the embroidered word “center”. By playing with the value connotation related to the spatial positions, the intervention demonstrates that both center and periphery are moving and constructed categories related to the power structure. The video also embodies in theperson of the Blindman the fear in society from Roma.