Offshore drilling, loneliness and connection in the virtual world, and blindfolding the audience

Mandy Rose, of the Digital Cultures Research Centre and fellow resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, wrote about the interactive work curated at iDocs in an article for the viewpoint strand on Imperica.


“Showing as a work-in-progress at i-Docs, Door into the Dark, by British documentarists Amy Rose & May Abdalla of Anagram took the story off the screen altogether. The audience arrived one by one at a side door in the Watershed building where i-Docs was taking place upstairs. On entering, they donned a mask and headphones and navigated their way in the pitch black, with the non-fiction story unfolding on audio, triggered by iBeacon technology. It’s an experience that demands your full attention, and rewards with intensity. @veritymcintosh tweeted; “Heart still racing from the incredible Door Into the Dark… visceral, blindfolded odyssey of a documentary about being lost”.