25.1.2013, 8 PM
Exhibition runs: 26.01. - 10.03.2013
Open: Fri-Sun, 2-6 PM and by appointment. Open on 30 and 31
January during the Transmediale 13.
into the nature of Space and Perception are the basis of Art
Laboratory Berlin's second exhibition in the Synaesthesia
series. Synaesthesia, the experience of two or more sensory
impressionsat the same time, is both an artistic paradigm
and neurological phenomenon. Two installations by Madi
Boyd and Carrie C Firman explore the connection
between perception and experience of mind and body from a
synaesthetic point of view.
Madi Boyd, The Point of Perception, installation, 2009/13
Boyd is a synaesthete from Great Britain, whose artistic
work focuses on perception and the brain. In collaboration
with neuro-scientists, Dr. Mark Lythgoe and Dr. Beau Lotto,
from University College London her work incorporates and combines
installation, film and sculpture. Her recent project The
Point of Perception explores how much information the
human brain needs in order to know what it is looking at.
It is an art experience and scientific arena about vision.
The installation uses moving image and built environments
to confuse depth perception and is designed to act specifically
on the human eye and brain to create a space of uncertainty.
A newly developed version of the project will be presented
at Art Laboratory Berlin with the addition of sound and colour.
The idea is to assign musical notes and colours to specific
points in the gridded space, in order to explore perception
of geometric space and sound.
Firman, Synexperience, installation 2010-11
C Firman is an emerging electronic artist from the US.
She is a synaesthete and her work is inspired by studying
and experiencing the crossing of senses. She sees synaesthesia
not only as a sensory phenomenon, but also a fantastic world
interface, responsible for completely unique perceptual experiences.
Her current work encourages its participants to reconsider
their perception as an entirely unique phenomenon, helping
them to come to the realization that even most basic level
of perception differs widely between otherwise similar individuals.
Firman's installation Synexperience as well as her
interactive digital work My Synesthetic Library invite
viewers to share in her own unique perceptual experience of
Rapp & Christian de Lutz (curators)
2: Space and Perception is part of the reSource 003: P2P Vorspiel
of the transmediale 2013 and CTM.13.
With the generous support of:
is supported in part by a generous gift from Michael Schröder.