Ludmila Rodrigues, is an artist, scenographer and occasional performer, operating in the fields of sensory experience, architecture and social interaction. She investigates affect, bodily experience and proprioception through the sense of touch, creating spaces, situations and devices to influence, interfere and engage with the audience. Ludmila uses playful strategies to trigger physical awareness, in a synergy of the senses, where the notions of performance, self-control and enjoyment become blurred. Her works unfold a corporeal dialogue with the public, where everyone becomes an actor.
Ludmila has a background in architecture, dance and martial arts. Based in The Hague since 2009, she has presented her works in TodaysArt Festival (The Hague, 2013), FILE (São Paulo, 2018), Space Media Festival (Taipei, 2016), Cinekid (Amsterdam, 2016), PlayfulArts (Den Bosch, 2016), Modern Body Festival (The Hague, 2014 and 2016), MARRES (Maastricht, 2014), Rijksmuseum (The Deepest Sense Symposium, Amsterdam, 2014), Schema Art Museum (Cheongju, South Korea, 2016), La Briqueterie (‘The Conscious Body II’ Residency, Paris, 2013), Korzo Theater and Stroom Den Haag (The Hague, 2012).
She runs a studio at Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, alongside partner Mike Rijnierse, and works as freelance set/graphic designer. Ludmila often lecturers or coaches young artists at Dutch art academies. She has also organized workshops relating space, design and sensory experience.