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Brief Published: 9 Mar 2018

Immersive Exhibition Explores Chromotherapy

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Harmonics in Space by Fred Butler

A new London exhibition by British accessories and prop designer Fred Butler explores chromotherapy (colour therapy) as an antidote to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the negative effects of urban living, presenting a series of colourful and immersive installations.

Designed to promote self-care and wellbeing, Harmonics in Space considers how colour, light, shape and sound can create a therapeutic environment; a space to stand, breathe and reconnect the mind, away from the mundane everyday.

It features a collection of large-scale three-dimensional sculptures called ‘healing spheres’ in stimulating bright colour gradients. Visitors are invited to put their heads inside and experience a range of colourful lights.

“The benefit of this type of light and colour therapy enables an interplay between the conscious and unconscious levels of the psyche, stimulating the imagination and releasing creativity,” says Butler.

A soundtrack also accompanies the exhibition, with visitors able to listen to a selection of reflective and contrasting compositions as they progress through the space.

The exhibition aligns with a growing number of immersive environments that aim to optimise and engage multiple senses. See ChromaYoga: Sensory Immersion for Exercise and Elevating Senses in Transformative Spaces for further examples.

Take a look at our A/W 19/20 Colour Direction Playful Optimism for inspiration on uplifting colour hues and immersive spaces.

Harmonics in Space is on at London’s Now Gallery and runs until April 29.

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