Blind Man's Bluff
2003, 100 minutes, Video
"A feature-length story of intrigue, art, murder, and questionable film-making."
This video installation, written and directed by artist Andrew Wright, stars actor Alan Sapp as the "Describer" in the film Blind Man's Bluff. Showing a man watching a monitor, wearing a set of earphones and describing what he sees and hears of Boris Karloff's last film, the viewer never sees the actual movie, but instead watches Sapp watching, explaining and responding to the film. As a viewer, one must read the transcribed dialogue and sound effects while the actor relays Wright's descriptive text, creating a radically deferred and wickedly displaced cinematic conundrum as the visual becomes auditory and the auditory visual.
Essay by Robert Enright here
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn here