Space and Perception
25.1.2013, 8 PM
Exhibition runs: 26.01. - 10.03.2013
Open: Fri-Sun, 2-6 PM and by appointment.
Artist talk with Madi Boyd 10 March,
2012 at 3PM
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,
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.
Boyd about her artistic work:"My work combines constructed
environments and projected films to create immersive installations
investigating the interaction between moving image, space,
and the brain. I see the screen as sculpture and light as
paint on the canvas of dark space."
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 the world.
Carrie C Firman commented her artistic practice as follows:
"The installation on display demonstrates the interactivity
of my viewers I often require stepping into it, sounds and
images will play, extracted from my own internal Synaesthetic
Rapp & Christian de Lutz (curators)
2: Space and Perception is part of the reSource 003: P2P
Vorspiel of the transmediale 2013 (www.transmediale.de)
and CTM.13 (www.www.ctm-festival.de).
the generous support of:
is supported in part by a generous gift from Michael Schröder.