Shape's  2014/ 15 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Recipient, Carmen Papalia, performs ‘Mobility Device’ in the Drawing Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

At the end of a successful three month residency at The Victoria & Albert Museum, Carmen Papalia invited BBC Foley artist Alison Craig to reproduce sound effects to illustrate his movement through the galleries and anticipate his collision with invaluable 'obstacles' from the V&A collection. By employing a number of methods and an assortment of soundmaking objects Craig provided navigational assistive to Papalia as he explored the gallery without a white cane.

In this film we see Carmen Papalia and Alison Craig talking to camera intercut with footage from the performance at the V&A. A subtitled version of this film will be available on the Shape website shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This performance took place during the V&A's Friday Late on 20th March 2015.

Film by Marco Carini (for the Victoria & Albert Museum). 

This fillm forms part of an ongoing series in which Carmen utilises alternative mobility aids. To watch the first iteration of this work, in which Carmen replaces his cane for a High School Marching band, click here