Whats The Last Synaesthetic Art Installation You’ve Seen?
Now I know “synaesthetic” may sound like a made up word, but its definition goes as such – Surreal visuals and an engaging soundscape create an immersive space capturing the essence of motion, color and sound to visualize a synaesthetic experience of letting go and losing oneself in the creative process. This is exactly what “Collide” has managed to do. “Collide” is a site-specific installation commissioned by Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco. It is an interesting exploration of the senses by transforming recorded motion data into abstract visuals and sound. By mixing, reversing and eliminating restrictions of time and space, a new vision of the human body and mind is discovered. The work is a multisensory experience exploring the subjects from an emotional perspective, examining the feeling of being immersed in the creative process and attentive to the present moment as the senses combine and become one.
“Collide” was inspired by the phenomenon of synaesthesia, the union of senses. The digital art installation combines original chamber music and painterly visuals to reinterpret recorded motion data and act as a conductor for the musical score composed for the installation. The 62-foot long digital ribbon screen situated in the lobby of Dolby Laboratories, acts as a window into a dream-like and abstract creative world. Ephemeral figures emerge out of a colourful void and fade into a surreal environment where movements appear in an abstract landscape of shape and colour. Using the onsite 54-channel speaker system, sound travels through the space, immersing visitors as they become part of the experience.