In Chromopoems, different writings I did along my research are translated into coloured lights. At MDT, a Fantasmical Anatomies love poem is transformed into 24 theatrical lights.
The resulting light composition directly addresses the body of one person lying down on the Feldenkrais table, like in a one-on-one session. Each written letter, each read sound is translated into a coloured light signal following Piet Devos’ synaesthesia alphabet. Piet Devos is a Brussels-baded writer and literary theorist, whom I met in 2016 while working on my project Blind Gazes. Blind Gazes was part of The Humane Body, a year-long European dance project made for and with blind and visually impaired publics.
In Chromopoems, the designed light acts on its own. Generating a world of sensorial distortions, it allows the person to receive and interpret the poem sensorially through light and rhythm, rather than reading its words.