Ekatā, the Sanskrit word for unity, is a multi-sensory interactive installation, combining light, scent, sound and movement. The installation consists of multiple sensors detecting data from the visitors’ motions that trigger scent dispensers, sound and visuals.
Contemporary artist and electronic music composer Gizem Öz, together with audiovisual designer Wes Broersen and spatial sound engineer Marijn Cinjee, bring the work to life with an artistic focus on our sensory being in the world, how humans are connected to their environments and from there, how life is created.
Ekatā is inspired by Gizem Öz’s practice in Transcendental Meditation (TM) through which she experienced glimpses of elevated awareness. As a body-mind practice, TM distinguishes 7 states of consciousness of which the first three are part of our everyday experience. The latter four stages of consciousness rarely experienced in daily life are presented in Ekatā as a four-part (audiovisual and scent) composition. This emphasizes Ekatā as an exploratory installation; a space for deepening our understanding of reality and of life.
October 19th: Opening Event
During the Thursday of ADE Door Open Space invites visitors to not only experience the installation, but to have the opportunity to engage in conversations and share ideas over a listening session and drinks. Doors open at 20:00 and close at 23:00. More information about the line-up TBA. / PRICE: 7,50
During the Friday of ADE, the installation will be open for visitation. Time-slots help to maintain the perfect setting for visitors to fully engage with the interactivity aspect of EKATĀ. The experience lasts for 20 minutes, so make sure to arrive on the indicated time-slot to fully engage with it. Possible time-slots: 20:00 | 20:30 | 21:00 | 21:30 | 22:00 | 22:30 / PRICE: 5,00