What the blind see
De Pierre Edouard Dumora film 2009
A blind man and a little girl wander ceaselessly over an immense snowy expanse, milky and empty. Where do they come from? Where are they going? Determined to lose their way, they learn what the other is. Both are guided through this silent, desert environment by an inner world. What does the blind man see? What can the little girl understand? Where the modes of perception are limited, other worlds come into being. At the end of the perception of the film itself, an absurdist space opens up; a physical experience that makes viewers receptive to themselves, to their own bodies, to their own breathing. The sound work is a collaborative effort with American composer Aaron Einbond, a modular project in which each work informs the other. the film refers to an unheard sound piece; the music evokes abstract images entirely divorced from the screenplay. the two works are autonomous, yet each would be incomplete without the other. They are unified by a working method based on recording the real, and reconfiguring and amplifying it with digital tools. the loss of visual and auditory reference points; the blurring of scale and perspective; the desynchronization of sound and image: What the Blind See takes its cue from cognition science research to work on the subjectivity of image and music. The premiere of Aaron Einbond's play will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the Cent Quatre in Paris under the aegis of the Festival Agora at ircam.
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