Homo Novus 2015


Blind Cinema

Britt Hatzius
2, 3 September 17.00, Splendid Palace | 7 and 5 eur

In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack, the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected on the screen. In focusing on that which lies beyond the sense of sight, the attention oscillates between the internal world guided by the whispering voice, and the shared physical space of the darkened cinema.

About artist

After completing fine art media studies at Chelsea College of Art London and photography and urban cultures at Goldsmith University, Britt Hatzius works in photography, video, film and performance. Her work refers to or often takes the format of the moving image, both in its technical and conceptual form, exploring ideas around language, interpretation and the potential for discrepancies, ruptures, deviations and (mis-) communication.


Direction, concept: Britt Hatzius
Dramaturgy: Ant Hampton
Film: Britt Hatzius, Simon Arazi, Maxim, Boris Belay
Technical design / production assistance: Maria Koerkel, Geert Aertsen
Creative Producer: Katja Timmerberg
A co-production between Vooruit, Beursschouwburg Brussels and Bronks Theatre
Premiere on 24 August, 2015

2, 3



Splendid Palace

7 and 5*



In Latvian

Run time

40 min

* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities

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