Effects of coloured light on our perception

This research explores the perception of coloured light. The phenomenology of colour remains an unconscious process, both for the designer during a creative process as for the spectators who perceive it during a performance. Caroline Mathieu is interested in how the audience perceives these atmospheres, as this topic remains fairly unexplored within both academic and artistic research. This research topic is investigated through an interactive environment in which the audience is immersed in different light atmospheres. It looks into how you create spaces that embrace you and care for you and what the influences of light on diverse sensorial perceptions are. For instance: do you perceive the same music differently surrounded by a certain light atmosphere? And what triggers this difference?


  • Caroline Mathieu


  • Harry Cole
  • Chris Van Goethem


  • 2018 –

With support of

  • This research project is supported with practical means by the Expertise Centre for Technical Theatre.
  • With support of the Flemish government

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