A swollen being draws one’s body into its belly. Inside, there’s only sensation. Glowing aquamarine blue, texture, sound, a gentle compression. The work explores the physical experience of being immersed in a thick body of light, provoking a brief loss of orientation, compressing the body of the visitor in a full embrace. A tunnel where two people are passing, yet not knowing whether they will meet each other.
Comprehend – from mid-14c. English / Old French comprehender, or Latin comprehendere:
com– ‘together’ + prehendere ‘grasp’,
“to understand, take into the mind, grasp by understanding, to include;”
In Latin comprehendere “to take together, to unite, to include, to seize”; also “to perceive, to seize or take in the mind”, “to catch hold of”.
The site specific work was developed in the context of De Nieuwe Regentes Theater and HUBS Immersive Festival, emphasizing a sensorial journey into the theater building in The Hague. Hubs Immersive Festival was initiated by Meyer-Chaffaud, in partnership with iii, The Grey Space in the Middle, also inviting The Body of the Audience / Ludmila Rodrigues as guest curator in 2019.