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.
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.
“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
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.
For reviews, twitter feeds and future dates, see www.doorintothedark.com