Tactile Dome

Closed Eye Vision
Jeffrey Alexander sound installation inside the Tactile Dome
May 7 and May 30, 2015, both sold out.

To celebrate the release of several collections of his celestial navigation recordings, Jeffrey installed them inside the Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium. The Tactile Dome is a total-darkness sensory experience, where you normally only use your sense of touch to navigate your way through various chambers and mazes. For these installations, you were also guided by sound beacons, engaged throughout the dome simultaneously. Participants were encouraged to take slow, deep breaths and focus on the images that may appear in the darkness. To see what forms they might take and where they may lead,

The Tactile Dome opened in 1971 and was created by the late August Coppola (father of actor Nicolas Cage, and brother of director Francis Ford Coppola). the original press release is here: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/west-gallery/tactile-dome/1971-press-release