“Notes on Blindness : Into Darkness” is an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John Hull’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness released alongside the feature film.
The multi-awarded narrative VR experience gives you an opportunity to experience an emotional journey into a world beyond sight.
In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassettes. These original diary recordings create the basis of this interactive non-fictional narrative which is a cognitive and emotional experience of blindness. Storytelling, art direction and graphical universe form a unique and singular immersion, completed by movement tracking, spacialized sound and controller interactions.
Producer: Ex Nihilo, Arte France
Co-producer: Archer’s Mark
Executive Producer: Novelab Audiogaming
Supported by: TFI New Media Fund and Ford Foundation – JustFilms, CNC and Région Midi-Pyrénées.
Narrator – John Hull, Lambert Wilson