circus lumineszenz


Immersive Light / Sound Installation

“illuuh” is an Audiovisual Installation where the participants are invited to experience a trip driven by the effects of stroboscopic lights; patterns, colours and shapes appear as some kind of illusion created by our own self; a trick of perception.

The configuration includes a specially composed soundscape, and up to 60 light spots which are controlled in real time inside of a space which has been filled with artificial fog. The utilization of fog in this environment provokes the loss of spatial perspective while acting as a refractive element for the light derived from the light spots. Therefore, the visitors have the feeling of being immersed in Light. The sum of all of these inputs and tweaks are devised to put the spectator in a particularly artificial environment where the senses can no longer identify reality as we are used to outside this space. Besides, the use of rapidly changing patterns and colours from the light spots overwhelms our vision (both optically as well as neurologically) inducing our brains to "see" patterns that do not exist outside of our bodies.

The experience has a deep impact not only on our perception, but also on our mood and the way we feel. People report wonder, clarity, inner peace, deep relaxation and increased creativity after such experiences, and there are even claims of its impact in the nervous system and the pineal gland. We do not necessarily subscribe to these claims without scientific research, but we have seen people reacting to the experience also in this manner, and we know that often the experience is going to impact on us in a strong relationship with the way we offer it.

The experience can be presented in three different formats:

- Indoors in any kind of room, with a sound system accordingly to the room and up to 60 Light spots

- Outdoors inside of a 3mts x 3mts black out tent for a maximum of 8 people (16 light spots) or inside of a 3mts x 6mts black out tent for a maximum of 16 people (22 light spots).

- As a portable Installation / Performance with two boxes where the audience can get the same visual effect, but without the immersive component of it.

As most of what happens inside of this experiential sensual space is subjective and it is produced inside our visitor´s brains, it is not possible to film this action in order to show in a video its results. We have been presenting this experience in very different events, with always the same response from the audience: Awe, excitement, wonder, fascination...


Portable version: