Tom Geraedts’ mixed media short Eros takes us into the mind’s eye of a blind man’s perception after a chance encounter with a beautiful girl. Tom joins us on the first episode of 2011 to discuss the challenges of representing the blind experience visually and why holidays should always be postponed when opportunity comes calling.
Eros is about a young blind man who always struggled with his inability to imagine the world around him. He just couldn’t shape things like color and beauty in his mind. This all changes when he meets a curious girl, someone who will change things for once and for all.
It’s bit of a primal feeling if you see something that affects you and you really don’t know why. I maybe like that even better than something that’s very intellectual and that people can think about and be like “Hmm, that’s really smart”.