Living Narratives

Chinazo Rena Anakwe

Living Narratives is a live performance installation that takes audiences on an immersive, multi-sensorial journey through the live-mixing of sound, visuals, and scent.


Living Narratives is a series of live performances that explore how the interspersing of sound, visuals and scent can enhance storytelling experiences while also having a transformative impact on audience members. Experimenting with a formulaic system that combines: color theory, psychological cognitive behavioral theory, olfactory processing and spiritual cartography, visuals, sound and scents are fabricated through a structured design process.
Staged in various, non-traditional performance spaces, Living Narratives leverage an “emotional composition” system to stimulate senses and memory by recontextualizing nonlinear narratives, through real-time mixing that changes based on venue and audience.