Cocky Eek


How intensely can you experience colour? Colour as a phenomenon which you don’t just see, but which totally absorbs

Spectrum is a spatial installation that makes colour tactile and tangible.
Fall backwards into a black hole and reawaken in an infinite spectrum. An immersive experience which will give you a whole new perspective on the coloured cycles of our everyday light.

Following Blaas and Curve, Spectrum completes a triptych centred on white space, each piece created with spatial designer Cocky Eek in collabaration with Schweigman&. In Blaas you crawl through an inflatable balloon; in Curve you enter an endlessly spiralling tunnel. Spectrum starts by asking: how can we make the colour physically tangible? A joint project involving Matthijs Munnik, a light artist with an extraordinary sense of colour, and composer Yannis Kyriakides, who turns the sound composition into a spatial experience.

Di 5 t/m zon 16 aug Theaterfestival Boulevard
Di 27 okt t/m wo 4 nov SPRING in Autumn Utrecht
Do nov 5 t/m zo 15 nov SPRING Utrecht (afgelast ivm corona)
Wo 25 nov t/m zo 13 dec SPRING Utrecht
Wo 16 dec t/m zo 20 dec SPRING Utrecht (afgelast ivm corona)

Za 22 t/m za 29 mei SPRING Utrecht
Do 16 dec t/m zo 19 dec, Amare
Di 21 t/m do 23 dec, Amare
Zo 26 t/m do 30 dec, Amare

Zo 2 jan, Amare
9 feb t/m 16 feb, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (Frankrijk)

-2020 NRC Handelsblad ****, Spectrum is a lightshow that conjures up an array of emotion. Spectrum presents light emptically, not as something to sense passively, but as an almost tangilble experience. 7 August by 

– 2020 Volkskrant **** (…) a Brillant display of light and sound. Each person in the audience feels their own physical sensation. 13 august by Annette Embrechts.

-2020 Trouw **** ..’every sense of time disappears, the senses are sharpened’, 10 Aug, by Margriet Prinssen.

-2020 De Groene Amsterdammer, (…) ‘the spectacle is the fading, scorching colors in this steadily deforming firmament.’ 12 August by Marijn van der Jagt. 

concept Boukje Schweigman, Cocky Eek, Matthijs Munnik
directed by Boukje Schweigman
design Cocky Eek
light design Matthijs Munnik
music Yannis Kyriakides
set construction Merijn Versnel, Hein Drost, Guido Bever
technical managment Jurr van Diggele, Marco Steenks
directing assistent Anemone Oostvriesland
production Yola Parie
producer Rachel Feuchtwang
production management Puck Mathot
coördination press & publicity Lonneke Laurant
producing assistant Sanne Olijerhoek
special thanks to Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Utrecht