according to M.Maeterlinck and J.Saramago plays

Premiere date 2018 September 21,22,29th in JMT/Juozas Miltinis drama theater

AAT|Artūras Areima theater and JMT/Juozas Miltinis drama theater co-production

director,scenographer Artūras Areima | dramaturge Inga Sanakojevaitė | composer π | light artist Eugenijus Sabaliauskas | actors Monika Poderytė, Petras Šimonis, Karolis Legenis, Giedrius Arlauskas, Emilis Pavilionis, Jolita Skukauskaitė, Justina Nemanytė, Donatas Kalkauskas, Vainius Sodeika | operators Tadas Povilonis, Paulius Jakubėnas

duration 150 min

audience 16+

Photographer Laura Vansevičienė
project funded by Lithuania Council for Culture

Performance "Blind" is about the feeling of emptiness and uncertainty about today. "If only I could feel something" - this phrase expresses a new despair that involves an increasing number of individuals. All mental health professionals agree on this issue: in the last 25 or 30 years, most patients treated with therapists suffered from narcotitic mental disorders. Narcosis is manifested not so much as "clear and definite" symptoms, but in "character problems", characterized by the fact that it is difficult to define, after a body malaise, feeling of inner emptiness and absurdity of life, inability to feel things and people - inner blindness. These people do not suffer from certain similar symptoms. They are bothered by something uncertain and volatile - uncertainty. Uncertainty, as we know, opens the dying body of both the sensory and the sensory world. Thus, in a state of uncertainty, the world is increasingly distant from the human being, becoming more and more alert to it. In a state of uncertainty, a person balances a shaft blade like a blind man between being and being. 

If there is no longer a solid transcendental foundation, it is not clear who supports the human being and the being? If the transcendence itself loses its absolute, if it drives out of eternal present and fades into the past or to an indeterminate distance, the world hangs over emptiness. Uncertainties are associated with ever-increasing distrust in everything that is sustainable, stable and unchangeable. So uncertainty forces us to look for certainty, but we are not looking for it in space or in the world, but in the very man who is believed to have to create the very foundation of himself and even the existence of the world. "Blindness", as indifference, is composed of epidermal sensitivity and at the same time complete apathy: this paradox is partly due to the abundance and speed of falling information, the events of which pass through the mass media - too many, they are on the horizon too short to develop for a long time enduring emotions.


The corporeal individual. An enemy of its own, forced to create a fiction - humanity.