“Embody” is a tale about the body in the form of a multi-sensory show. The spectator is introduced into a world that can be explored simultaneously through several senses. The multimedia nature of the modern world has accustomed us to receiving multiple impulses at the same time. However, these impulses are not usually connected: an alert popping up on your computer screen is not synced with the music coming out of the loudspeakers or the scent in the room.
In Embody, nothing is random: image, sound, scent, touch, and sensations linked to proprioception and thermoreception are interconnected.
Morton Heilig, the author of the multi-sensory machine “sensorama,” has started his project from an image. The Embody concept, on the other hand, starts from sound. This is based on combining the works of four composers from the gen~.rate composition group, as well as those of the renowned German composer Caspar Johannes Walter. The programme is based on the first performance of works, with installations specially composed for the project that reflect the experimental approach of their composers. There is a common denominator that ensures coherence of repertoire: the human body itself and its senses. The stage concept of the project is based on performance in an open space, with no classic “standard” stage. This allows the audience to freely move during the show and use the installations linked to the different compositions. To intensify the auditory experience, the composers also audio-projected their works throughout the space.
gen~.rate composer’s group:
Caspar Johannes Walter – black rotation
Aleksanda Kaca – unseen
Teoniki Rożynek – minimal surfaces
Żaneta Rydzewska – no-body
Rafał Ryterski – taking control