Explore the many ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses in speechless: different by design, an exhibition of multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words.
Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art, speechless: different by design will debut site-specific installations and new commissions by six leading and emerging international designers and design teams—Ini Archibong, Matt Checkowski, Misha Kahn, Steven and William Ladd, Laurie Haycock Makela, and Yuri Suzuki. Their new works will create participatory environments in which senses are merged or substituted for one another—for instance, sound will become visible and language will become tactile—so that visitors can engage with their surroundings in new and unconventional ways.
speechless: different by design requires a $9 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
speechless: different by design is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Support for this exhibition is provided by wish foundation. The Dallas presentation is made possible by The Bonnie Pitman Education Endowment to Do Something New. In-kind support provided by Knoll. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Images: Ini Archibong, rendering of theoracle. Courtesy of Ini Archibong; speechless: different by design at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by John Smith; Ini Archibong, theoracle, 2019. Photo by John Smith; Matt Checkowski, Glyph, 2019. Photo by John Smith; Misha Kahn, *(T3)* (8)* (J~) * ([..”) * (7^) * (4=) * (F]) * (llii.) * (A) * (!s) * (11) * (‘.v:’)*, 2019. Photo by John Smith; Steven and William Ladd, Scroll Space, 2019. Photo by John Smith; Laurie Haycock Makela, speechless: different by design, 2019. Photo by John Smith: Yuri Suzuki, Sound of the Earth Chapter 2, 2019. Photo by John Smith