Synaesthesia / 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving

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The Rose and the Nightingale, (Oscar Wilde), datail, 2013
Synaesthesia / 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving

Prinzenallee 34
13359 Berlin
June 1st, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Opening: May 31st, 2013 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

prenzlauerberg, pankow
Fri-Sun, 14:00-18:00 and by appointment
mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, conceptual


The exhibition devotes itself to selected artistic strategies for decoding the phenomenon of synaesthesia. It is significant that all three artists experience different forms of synaesthetic perception.

Since 2003, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, herself a synaesthete, has created an extensive video archive of interviews about the multi-sensory perception of synaesthesia that document the experiences of individuals and at the same time make the unbridgeable gap between this topic and the audience clear.

The work of the Berlin artist and grapheme and lexical synaesthete Eva-Maria Bolz is dedicated to an exploration of the relationship between colour, text and perception.The project, which she presents at Art Laboratory Berlin, follows her subjective perception that colours and letters form a specific code through which a text can be translated into blocks of colour. Each letter corresponds to a specific colour. In the exhibition Bolz will present five selected texts in the form of large colour plates.

Andy Holtin has grapheme synaesthesia, connected with a particular colour-number association. In his video Corrections you can see how a hand colours in the numbers of different signs and nameplates in photographs. Corrections demonstrates the gap between the object and subjective sense perception as well as the personal impressions of the artist himself.

In July Art Laboratory Berlin will host an international interdisciplinary conference "Synaesthesia. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)science " (5.07-6.07 2013, Glaskasten Theatre, Prinzenallee 33).