Article: Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness

This innovative Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive companion project to the acclaimed British documentary Notes on Blindness allows users to access a world of blindness in an exploratory, user-led experience. Based on the audio diaries of theologian John Hull who – after being told he would lose his sight in 1983 – knew if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. His recordings form a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, documenting his discovery of a world beyond sight.

Following the UK Premiere of Notes on Blindness and Doc/Fest VR Award Winner Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness at this year’s Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Curzon Artificial Eye are thrilled to announce a tour of both across the UK, from Aberdeen to Brighton.

From 24 June, this innovative project will for the first time release a virtual reality work in to cinema venues alongside a theatrical film.

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Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness VR experience teaser trailer

Tour Dates

Friday 24 June – Close Up Film Centre, London

Saturday 25 June – DCA, Dundee

Saturday 25 June – Electric, Birmingham

Tuesday 28 June – Picturehouse Central, London + Q&A

Wednesday 29 June – Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Thursday 30 June – BFI Southbank, London + Q&A

Friday 1 July – Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow

Friday 1 July – Curzon Bloomsbury, London + Q&A

Saturday 2 July – HOME, Manchester

Saturday 2 July – Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

Sunday 3 July – Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sunday 3 July – Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Tuesday 5 July – Belmont, Aberdeen

Tuesday 5 July – Watershed, Bristol

Wednesday 6 July – Duke of York’s, Brighton

Wednesday 6 July – FACT, Liverpool

Thursday 7 July – FACT, Liverpool

Thursday 7 July – Broadway, Nottingham

Sunday 10 July – National Media Museum, Bradford

The VR showings are open to all and free of charge.

 The tour is a collaborative production by Curzon Artificial Eye and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and is supported by This Way Up Exhibition Innovation Fund, a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, and by the BFI’s Distribution Fund.

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