The Waft that Woos
The first mirror maze navigable by nose - The Royal Shakespeare Company, October 2012
THE WAFT THAT WOOS - THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, OCTOBER 2012
The Waft that Woos was a mirror maze, navigable by nose and inspired by the Merry Wives of Windsor and Shakespearian comedy. Visitors followed the scent of the only aphrodisiac known to mankind (which was absorbed via your lungs and eyeballs) to the heart of the maze. Bompas & Parr's installation was geared to give visitors a tangible Shakespearian experience, exploding narratives, characterisation and criticism to an architectural and inhabitable scale.
Windsor to an explorable narrative environment. As with the best Shakespearian comedies increasing confusion was resolved in the delights of the wedding bower.
Poster by Ann Charlott Ommedal. Photography by RSC and Ann Charlott Ommedal