***WINNER OF THE 2015 STORYSCAPES AWARD AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL***
THIS IS A LABYRINTH. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FOLLOW THE ROPE.
Door into the Dark is an immersive documentary experience about what it means to be lost in an age of infinite information.
Unique in form and groundbreaking in its use of locative technology, it brings together captivating documentary stories and visceral physical experience.
“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from and where you will go” REBECCA SOLNIT
Blindfolded, shoeless and alone, you feel your way into the dark along a taut length of rope that leads into a vivid aural world of real people who have been profoundly lost, and irreversibly changed.
Your encounter with these characters takes you deep into their world of sensation, risk and illusion. To find your way back out into the light, you must surrender to the unknown.
With a binaural soundscape to heighten the sense of total immersion, recordings triggered by iBeacons carve out the participants’ pathway through the piece.
“Door Into The Dark is incredible. Really blew my mind. Kind of experience where the world feels different afterwards. #sheffdocfest” INGRID KOPP, DIRECTOR OF INTERACTIVE, TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE
Dreamt up while living with Blast Theory, Door into the Dark was developed and built at the Pervasive Media Studio.
An iteration of the piece was presented at the iDocs Conference at The Watershed on 21st & 22nd March 2014 – see here for details. The premiere was at Sheffield International Documentary Festival in June 2014.
“I found Door into the Dark to be a transformative experience. When I exited, I had a whole new relationship to my body and my other senses. I have been through many immersive experiences at festivals and Door In the Dark definitely stands out as one of the most powerful. I will never forget it.” SARAH WOLOZIN, DIRECTOR OF MIT OPEN DOC LAB
“a very cool immersive, analog labyrinth experience Michael Apted & Guillermo Del Toro might have dreamt up… but it’s actually from Amy and May” Tom Roston, @DocSoupMan POV/PBS blogger
For reviews, twitter feeds and future dates, see www.doorintothedark.com