BODIES is an immersive water, light and soundscape environment that investigates the embodied experiences of our relationship to water.

Ray Young’s new sound and performance installation will take place in swimming pools across the UK, inviting audiences into the pool for an active, sensory experience of water, discovery and rest.

BODIES is a sister piece to THIRST TRAP touring now; continuing Young’s investigation into water as an essential character in our collective conversations on climate justice.

‘we are water, we are all waters

I meet you here…our drips will always find each other, waves outstretched to meet you, swelling around you like a morning tide, holding you up…’


BODIES has been created in collaboration with, Gail Babb, Nandi Bhebe, Season Butler,  Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, Nao Nagai, Gillian Tan, and Alicia Jane Turner.

Commissioned by UNLIMITED

Supported in: London by Waltham Forest Council and Waltham Forest Culture, Cambridge by Cambridge Junction and Cambridge City Council, Leeds by The Leeds Inspired Grant & Leeds City Council


Creative Team 

Lead Artist: Ray Young
Director: Gail Babb
Dramaturg: Season Butler
Lighting Designer: Nao Nagai
Composer and Sound Designer: Alicia Jane Turner
Movement Director: Nandi Bhebe
Designer: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Video Designer: Gillian Tan
Decompression Space Web Design: Tim Jukes
Production Manager: Lindley Productions
Executive Producer: Nancy May Roberts
Producer: Lucia Fortune-Ely
Access Assistants: Mable Cable & Princess Bestman
Researcher: Sophie Higgins

Marketing and Communications: Koumbah Semega-Janneh
Press: Louder Than Words, Myvanwy Evans

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