Wander around in a dream-like atmosphere where colour is caught in a state of suspension and obscures any details of surface or depth. Trust your senses and enjoy the carefree feeling. Ann Veronica Janssens’ work is both disorienting and uplifting – the daily wonder of conscious experience is given renewed emphasis.

‘Yellowbluepink’ challenges our notions of what an exhibition is, or should be; there isn’t a single object displayed – just a stunning multi-coloured haze that envelops the viewer and blurs one’s perception of time, space and self.

‘This sensory installation reminds us of the richness of our interaction with the world. This work is about you and your experience within the environment,’ says curator Emily Sargent. ‘You don’t have to worry about what you’re supposed to do because it comes naturally. It puts you in a different space, a slightly uncomfortable but beautiful space.’

The installation marks the launch of Wellcome Collection’s year-long States of Mind exhibition, an exploration into human consciousness, tackling subjects such as synaesthesia, anaesthesia and memory loss.

‘Yellowbluepink will remain at the Wellcome Collection,  183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE, until 3 January 2016.

 

Words by Isabel Nascimento
Film by Sophie van Hasselt

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