With Vinny Jones, Diederik Schoorl, Léon Spek.
Working with Vinny Jones, IN.somnial explores the physiological and perceptual effects of light, sound and smell. IN.somnial uses the phenomena of insomnia to create the experience of a liminal in-between space, blurring the line between stories and dreams.
IN.somnial is a poem for the senses. The installation immerses the audience in the nocturnal world of an insomniac, entering the bedroom of the sleepless poet Sonia who is present only in the traces she has left: sounds, scents, books and her writing.
Text, light, scent and scenography combine for a sensual journey that fades the boundary between dream and reality. In.somnial uses the atmospheric and physiological qualities of sound, smell, temperature and light, to affect the bodies of the audience, creating a physical experience of the phenomena of insomnia as an entrance into the work’s narrative space.
The works merges the personal and the phenomenal experience of insomnia. The space vibrates between these two seemingly opposite places- between sleep and waking, between a body that wants to sleep and an over stimulated mind, to create the in-between space of the insomniac that the audience can discover and experience for themselves.
The installation also reflects upon insomnia as a cultural phenomena, exploring questions of how, and for whom, we organise our time and the porous boarders between our private and public lives.