Blind Date is an experiment which places two people in an unusual situation, striving to discover what consequences this has for their experience of their sexuality. In colloquial terms, a blind date is a meeting between two people who have never met before, who know nothing about each other and who haven’t seen a photo of the other person before. This idea is the basis which Adrineh Simonian uses, developing it and taking it to another level in her series Blind Date for Arthouse Vienna. The participants in the series who meet to have sex have never seen each other before, have not spoken and know nothing about each other. Furthermore, the director adds a spicy detail: they will also not see each other during their encounter as they are blindfolded. By so doing she robs them of their culturally most important sense and leaves them only sound, smell, taste and touch to discover each other. There is no script and there are no rules, there are only two people in an extraordinary situation. How they deal with this situation is solely the result of their personalities, their chemistry and their unique dynamic.
Blind Date is an experiment examining the psychology of sex. In this series, Arthouse Vienna compares the expectations and thoughts of the participants before the experiment with their experience and perception of this extraordinary situation and shows the course of this thrilling encounter.