Join this immersive experience that uses your senses to transform you to another place and time.
As you enter you may think it is an odd space with roughly 24 bunk beds in a predominantly beige setting. The room is narrow and clinical, creating the environment needed for the minimal storyline.
Utilising four multi-sensory experiences inside a 40ft shipping container, Coma plays with the essence of being unconscious while also creating a narrative of being in a medical facility.
After taking in the sight of the space, absorb the sounds, smells and feelings produced by the headphones, vents and beds, as you lay in complete pitch black darkness.
The journey will make you perplexed at times, however there are also moments that feel intense and real. With the use of volume control the sounds are often perceived to be right next to you, while other use of volume creates the notion of a broader space.
Observe the heightened sense of hearing, as you focus your energy on what is heard to develop images in your mind. The unique use of smell also added to this immersive experience. The show makes you reflect on our reliance on our senses and how they develop our understanding. Additionally, it tests your imagination and ability to be in the present.
This FRINGE WORLD show could be improved by a stronger narrative. While it created some storyline, I would have felt more engaged with a plot that drew me in more.
Slip in to this relaxing and intriguing event this Fringe season.