The Winter Anti Depression Show softens the effects of winter depression by stimulating the senses and bringing summer to your doorstep. A pilot for a spectacular exhibition about the senses.
Walk on profiled floors, sense the summer flowers, let the warm sun touch your skin, compose landscapes, comfort yourself with Saint John's wort tea, and exercise balance in the playground. The Winter Anti Depression Show brings the summer to your doorstep.
With Chris Kabel, Katja Gruijters, Ludmila Rodrigues, Kaffe Matthews, FourceLabs, Alessandro Gualtieri, Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad.
The Winter Anti Depression Show softens the effects of winter depression by stimulating the senses.
One in sixteen Netherlanders suffers from the winter. Some people don't get out of bed or perform poorly at work. Others neglect family and friends. Many go looking for sunny destinations, subtropical islands or the solarium. Opinions on the causes of winter depression differ. What is certain is that our metabolism adjusts to when it's cold outside and the days are shorter. We have a slower pace and our senses miss stimuli. It's a state that harks back to hibernation. Science and industry view the lack of sunlight as the culprit and stress the importance of light therapy. Dutch hospitals have special rooms for this therapy. With the help of ingenious wake-up lamps, Philips ensures people can alleviate their winter blues at home as well.
The emphasis on light can make us forget that our other senses also fall short of stimulation in the winter. We miss the scent of flowers and plants, the feeling of bare feet in the sand, the sound of crickets in the summer.
For the Winter Anti Depression Show, Marres has invited a team of designers and artists to create a house that immerses visitors in a variety of sensory experiences. Chris Kabel, Katja Gruijters, Ludmila Rodrigues, Kaffe Matthews, FourceLabs, Alessandro Gualtieri, Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad turn Marres temporarily into an Art Resort.
The Winter Anti Depression Show is a pilot for a spectacular exhibition about the senses, Here Comes The Sun, which takes place in the former Sphinx factory in Maastricht from 21 Dec 2015 until 22 March 2016.
Practical information: Visitors will be guided through the Winter Anti Depression Show twice per hour in groups of 8 persons maximum. Marres advises visitors to organize a small group themselves and to make a reservation for a tour via: email@example.com Of course it is also possible to reserve a tour individually.
Opening January 18
Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture
Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastrich
Open hours from Wednesday to Sunday 12 - 17
The regular admission fee for the Winter Anti Depression Show is €10