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Seeing Beyond the Visual: Sensory Perception and Synesthesia in Contemporary Installation Art

Schnidrig, Melanie (2015) Seeing Beyond the Visual: Sensory Perception and Synesthesia in Contemporary Installation Art. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Schnidrig, Melanie
Abstract:

In this paper, I utilize scientific theories surrounding the neurological condition synesthesia to identify how multisensory installation art can challenge our understanding of the singularity of the senses. This exploration will form the basis of my theory of “synthetic synesthesia,” a term derived from my observation of synesthetic components in installation artworks that possess elements of multisensoriality, embodiment and immersion. This theory is applied to my analysis of select pieces by Marla Hlady and Peter De Cupere whose works involve sensory combinations, such as vision/hearing/touch (Hlady), and vision/olfactory (De Cupere). The works of both of my case studies reconsider how the participant interacts with an artwork by creating installations which augment the traditional visual art experience.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synesthesia, Installation art, Multisensory, Senses, Marla Hlady, Peter De Cupere, Interactive Art
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2016 06:40
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/270

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