Blind dates are a live mix of conversations, short films and sound art. The audience doesn’t know exactly what is going to happen, though there is always a theme. For adventurous viewers!
The sessions always start in complete darkness. A second fixed element will be a selection of sound compositions from The Audible Picture Show, a Matt Hulse project where he asked a range of filmmakers for pure acoustic film. On the basis of five themes, IFFR guests and other specialists will debate the limitations of human perception in this saturated media era.
These will be: Machine Vision (30 Jan), Available Light (31 Jan), Eye Sight (1 Feb), Dazzling Deceptions (3 Feb) and Dark Side of the Net (4 Feb). During every informal session, one or more short surprise films will be screened to start things off or conclude a conversation.