Thursday, June 13, 2013

Synaesthesia Conference 5/6 July, 2013

Art Laboratory Berlin is pleased to announce our upcoming conference:

5/ 6 July, 2013

Theater Glaskasten, Prinzenallee 33, Berlin-Wedding

As a theoretical addition to our ongoing exhibition series SYNAESTHESIA (October 2012 - July 2013/, Art Laboratory Berlin will hold an international interdisciplinary conference to further explore and theoretically question the field of multisensory perception. 

The term "synaesthesia", from the Greek "aisthesis" ("Sensation", "sensory impression") and "syn" ("together") means the experience of two or more sensory impressions at the same time. Currently there is a strikingly strong interest in the coupling of the senses in science, humanities and in contemporary art. This should come as no surprise: Our daily life in recent years has been subject to ever more multimedia and multisensory experiences. Comparing the latest technologies in the field of communication we come upon the radical technological development during the last 25 years: music video (text, music, colour), computer (as "total" sensory object) and also newest multiple forms of mobile phones (not only used for calls, but as a photo camera, music player or text machine, etc.).

It is the aim of Art Laboratory Berlin to grasp the specific impulses of our current complex, synchronous and technologised society on the phenomenon of synaesthesia, with its distinctive form of sensory fluctuation. For the upcoming conference, we are interested in discussing issues from diverse scholarly fields - humanities, arts as well as natural and social sciences - regarding both historical positions and contemporary inquiries. We will reflect topics such as: synaesthesia and the neurological discourse (memory and cognition; sensory perception); synaesthesia - between perception and subjectivity; synaesthesia and language; synaesthetic modalities (grapheme synaesthesia; synaesthesia of smell, taste, touch, sound and vision); synaesthesia in art and cultural history (in visual art, literature and film); synaesthesia and the digital world (synaesthesia in the 21st century).
More information at:

Conference Concept: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, Art Laboratory Berlin
Realisation of Conference: The Art Laboratory Berlin Team: Regine Rapp, Christian de Lutz, Olga  Shmakova, Chiara Cartuccia, Chiara Massari, Anastasia Shavlokhova, Ashley Chang

Cooperation partners: Association of Neuroesthetics_Platform for Art and Neuroscience, fotoscout
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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Opening of Synaesthesia/ 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving

with works by Eva-Maria Bolz, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen and Andy Holtin

Eva-Maria Bolz, Der Innere Monitor, 2009 - 2013

Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, Why is Green a Red Word?, 2003 - 2013

Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen infront of her work

Andy Holtin, Corrections, 2009

Andy Holtin, Connections, 2013