The most precise, deep
and beautiful account of blindness
Olivier Sacks, neurologist
Notes on Blindness is a multi-platform project based on John Hull’s original audio recordings. The project includes a feature length documentary, short films and virtual reality project.
In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette.
Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness and documenting his extraordinary journey into ‘a world beyond sight’.
Published in 1990 under the title ‘Touching the Rock’, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece... The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’