PS122 Coil 2017 Festival – Blind Cinema
Monday, January 09, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Event hosted by: Performance Space 122
Event hosted by: SVA Theatre
Event hosted by: East Village Community School
As part of the Coil 2017 Festival, Performance Space 122 and SVA Theatre (in partnership with the East Village Community School) are pleased to present Britt Hatzius’ (United Kingdom / Belgium) Blind Cinema.
In the darkness of a cinema space, you sit blindfolded. A child seated behind describes, in hushed and fragile tones, a film that only they will see and only this once. Based on the method of audio description, Blind Cinema is an experience where the act of watching a film becomes a shared investment: a collaborative and imaginative act between seeing children and blindfolded adults. Focusing on that which lies beyond the sense of sight, your attention flickers between the internal world of the mind’s eye shaped by a whispering voice and the physical space of a darkened cinema shared by many. Through Blind Cinema, Britt Hatzius examines ideas around language and interpretation along with the potential for discrepancies, ruptures and (mis)communication.
Performances are 40 minutes in length and run daily at 5:30PM from January 9-12, 2017.
PS 122’s Coil 2017 Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world. January 3-22, 2017. ps122.org/coil
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