Pleasure to meet you, We are Studio SPÉS.
A brand new collaboration between spatial designer Sabien Engels and interactive performance designer Pépé Heijenberg. As a studio we investigate the boundaries of psychology and technology through spatial installations, with a curiosity for society and human behaviour.
We are very keen to show you our work and we are trying our best to do so on several festivals and other opportunities that we find or have been scouted for.
Sabien graduated in 2018 as Spatial Designer with her work 'As Ease Appears' at the University of the Arts Utrecht. For the experience 'As Ease Appears' she investigated fear and tried to turn it into something positive. In the installation the fear of the visitors formed the space using a heart rate sensor.
Pépé graduated in 2017 as Interactive Performance Designer with his work 'Oscillation' at the University of the Arts Utrecht. Oscillation was an individual experience to give the participator the feeling they lost control over their body. Not to tell them what a burn-out feels lik, but to start a dialog about the symptoms and threats of a burn-out.
We might have met already
You might have seen us at the containerprogram of Over Het IJ festival in Amsterdam last July. Our first work, Pigeonholing - Dirichlet's Theorem - , was a great succes and we have welcomed more than a 1000 people and 376 people participated in our installation to make a beautiful living canvas.