Encounters in another world, a journey through the unknown that leads to new insights and transformation: the award-winning installation Door into the Dark re-invents the art of storytelling by revisiting some of the oldest themes known to man. Created by the British collective Anagram this immersive documentary tale of what it means to be lost, to lose yourself and to find your way again can now be experienced in mainland Europe for the first time, in a coproduction of MU and STRP BIËNNALE 2017 from March 16 to April 17.
Blindfolded, barefoot and alone you enter the dark, with only a rope to guide you – and the voice of a narrator who accompanies you throughout the trip. Along the way you meet several people who tell you about the experiences that changed their lives. The encounters take you deep into their world of sensation, risk and illusion. To find your way back out into the light, you must surrender to the unknown.
Door into the Dark is a compelling documentary experience about what it means to be lost in an era of infinite information. It is a combination of a radio play, GPS technology and immersive theatre. Digital technology rarely felt so natural.
“I found Door into the Dark to be a transformative experience. When I exited, I had a whole new relationship to my body and my other senses. I have been through many immersive experiences at festivals and Door intos the Dark definitely stands out as one of the most powerful. I will never forget it.“
Sarah Wolozin, Director of MIT Open Doc Lab
Whatever becomes of storytelling in a post-truth world, Door into the Dark offers a direction forward. MU and STRP proudly invite you to enter the unknown. This is a labyrinth; for now, all you need to do is follow the rope.
*Door into the Dark is completely sold out, no extra tickets will be made available*
When March 16 - April 17 2017
Tickets sold out
Premiere Thursday March 16, 2017 8 p.m. (doors open at 7.30 p.m.)
Only 40 spots available! Get your tickets for the première via eventbrite.
Door into the Dark is an experience for one person at a time and lasts 45 minutes. The installation allows a limited number of visitors
_Please arrive on time, 5 minutes before your slot starts.
_ If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will have to forfeit your place.
_ Door into the Dark is an English production, there is no translation.
_ You need to be 18 years or over for admission to Door into the Dark.
_ Door into the Dark is not suitable for children and disabled people.
_ Showing a valid discount card upon request by MU is required.
_ The ticket is only valid for the reserved time-slot and cannot be exchanged.
_ No refunds or exchanges will be given on bought tickets for any reason except the total cancellation or postponement of Door into the Dark.
_ Questions? Please contact MU via firstname.lastname@example.org or at +31(0)40 296 16 63.
If you buy a ticket for Door into the Dark, you agree to the terms and conditions of MU.
About STRP BIËNNALE 2017 March 24 – April 2, 2017
The senses of man and machine, Senses & Sensors, are central to STRP BIËNNALE 2017. From 24 March to 2 April, visitors from all over the world will come to the Klokgebouw at Strijp S for interactive installations, performances, concerts, lectures and workshops. New, high-profile parts of the Biënnale are the Award for Creative Technology (ACT) and the deepening and extending of the Conference for the Curious to two days. STRP also shows itself as a cultural magnet through countless co-operations with partners nationally and internationally.
STRP (pronounce ‘stryp’) had grown into the largest event for creative technology in the Netherlands over the course of eight editions, with almost 30,000 visitors in ten days in 2015. Characteristic is the mix of creativity and technology, which is typical for Eindhoven. Apart from that, STRP produces and presents more and more new work and new concerts by legendary performance pioneers, young choreographers, visionary authors and upcoming hybrid artists.