Experiments on sensory deprivation have demonstrated the emergence of hallucinogenic images and potentially highlighted states of consciousness which are still to be explored in art.

The fictitious sanatorium, Room K24 orchestrates the visitors’ senses through a series of stimuli, from aural, to olfactory, tactile and proprioceptive inputs. Rather than being deprived of their senses, visitors depart in a safe journey into the unknown.

Preparation room: visitor lies down, receives goggles and haptic bag

Inside the room, time and space have no objective reference. One by one, visitors are welcomed in the preparation room and taken by two assistants into Room K24. The journey lasts around 10 minutes. The subtle play of of sensory stimuli result in a reset the of the visitor’s body.

Presented at the former Interpol building in The Hague, for Modern Body Festival 1st edition (2014). The project is an ongoing collaboration between Ludmila Rodrigues and Mike Rijnierse. With thanks to Stephanie Pan, Stelious Manousakis, Detlev Vilerius, Zeger Reyers and Mara Wasiuta.