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.
Visit www.notesonblindness.co.uk for more information and see below for tickets.
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.