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Spectrum
2020
A cooperation with designer Cocky Eek

How intensely can you experience colour? Colour as a phenomenon which you don’t just see, but which totally absorbs… Spectrum is a spatial installation that makes colour tactile and tangible. Escape the mundane. Fall backwards into a black hole and reawaken in an infinite spectrum. An immersive experience which will give you a whole new perspective on everyday life.

How intensely can you experience colour?

Following Blaas and CurveSpectrum completes a triptych centred on white space, each piece created with spatial designer Cocky Eek. In Blaas you crawl through an inflatable balloon; in Curve you enter an endlessly spiralling tunnel. Spectrum starts by asking: how can we make the colour physically tangible? A joint project involving Matthijs Munnik, a light artist with an extraordinary sense of colour, and composer Yannis Kyriakides (Val), who turns the sound composition into a spatial experience.

Schweigman& has always touched a universal human chord throughout these past seventeen years. In a world saturated with stimuli and information we risk losing touch with what may be our most important compass: our body. Schweigman&’s work focuses on the senses, perceiving with the entire body and so intensifying our engagement with the world around us.

Accessibility
Spectrum is an installation without performers. Unfortunately this installation is not suitable for people with back- or neck issues, people with poor mobility and people who experience serious vertigo. Spectrum is however accessible for people with a mild visual impairment or hearing impairment.

We perform Spectrum this summer at Afzender Boulevard in Den Bosch 6 – 16 August, at the Le Lieu Unique Theatre in Nantes (21st – 31st December) and next year at Over het IJ festival in Amsterdam (July 2021).

Credits

2020
concept Boukje Schweigman, Cocky Eek, Matthijs Munnik
directed by Boukje Schweigman
design Cocky Eek
light design Matthijs Munnik
music Yannis Kyriakides
set construction Merijn Versnel, Hein Drost, Guido Bever
technical managment Jurr van Diggele, Marco Steenks
directing assistent Anemone Oostvriesland
production Yola Parie
producer Rachel Feuchtwang
production management Puck Mathot
coördination press & publicity Lonneke Laurant
producing assistant Sanne Olijerhoek

Tour dates

Monday 21 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Tuesday 22 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Wednesday 23 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Sunday 27 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Monday 28 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Tuesday 29 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Wednesday 30 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
Thursday 31 December Spectrum Le lieu Unique, Nantes , Frankrijk
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