Notes on Blindness

How do you communicate to a seeing audience the experience of losing sight using the medium of video? Notes on Blindness makes a fantastic and memorable attempt at the impossible. John Hull went blind after a series of eye operations, finally losing his sight at the age of 45. He recorded his comments on what adult-onset blindness is like between 1983 and 1986, three years after the last eye operation in 1980. Actors perform brilliantly to a sound track comprising extracts from John Hull’s original tapes and extracts from some more recent recordings by him and his wife. (John Hull … Read more...

John Hull – Touching The Rock

Touching the Rock is a perfect example of a narrative of experience and recovery, an exploration of one person’s experience, and yet it has no narrative structure in the usual sense. John Hull recorded his impressions of living with blindness over the years 1983-1986, from the point where he entered a world of complete darkness. They appear to be random musings, sparked by his daily experiences or by dreams, but there are recurring themes. It is left to us to create a structure of integrating into a different way of existing.

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