Crown Shyness – a sensual installation

An interdisciplinary project inspired by dark ecology and the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) phenomenon, based on the feeling of pleasant tingling in some areas of the head, neck or other parts of the body in reaction to sound and visual stimuli, as well as smells. For two days the IP Studio Gallery will turn into organic and synthetic environment generated using natural and artificial tissues, as well as technology. Nieśmiałość koron drzew will question the very way we experience the world and ask if we need to go to the forest in order to feel like in a forest.

text and dramaturgy: Anka Herbut (IP Group)
music: Bogumił Misala (IP Group)
scenography: Fabien Lédé, Piotr Choromański (IP Group)
video: Jakub Lech (IP Group)
performance: Mariae Smiarowska, Adam Szczyszczaj |
plant consultant: Kamila Służewska (Warsztat Zieleni)
smell: Anna Żołnierczyk (University of Life Sciences in Wrocław) |
visual identification: Fabien Lédé
translation: Mariae Smiarowska
coordinator: Dominika Kluszczyk

premiere: 5 August 2017

the number of participants is limited | registration:

The performances will be taking place on October 16–17 on every hour between 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Project was financed from the budget of Wrocław Municipality.

Special thanks to Kaczergis (, Beata and Marek, for sharing plants for the installation “Crown Shyness”