Posted on May 7, 2020 at 7:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Of late, we’ve seen comparisons between coronavirus mitigation efforts and Londoners’ nightly blackouts to thwart the German Blitz during World War II.

So it seemed fitting to learn that several prominent writers are participating in “darkness residencies.”

Artist and writer Sam Winston’s project, A Delicate Sight, has its roots in experiments he did starting in 2015, in which he drew in complete darkness and then later re-created the sketches in normal light.

Now, he has asked such writers as Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo (Girl, Woman, Other) to spend time in complete darkness and then draw inspiration from their other, newly heightened senses.

Learn more about A Delicate Sight and why Winston invites the rest of us to participate in some way in the Guardian.

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