What Sound Does a Color Make?

Kathleen Forde

11/1/2005 - 12/31/2005

For some people, a stimulus to one of the five senses evokes the sensation of another sense, as when hearing a sound produces the visualization of a color. For contemporary audiovisual artists, the possibilities inspired by this phenomenon, known as synesthesia, have expanded with the advent of recent digital technologies that translate all electronic media, whether sounds or moving images, into the zeros and ones of computer bits. The exhibition features several sensuous new media environments fascinating to technophiles and general audiences alike, heightening awareness of human perception and cognition. What Sound Does a Color Make?, curated by Kathleen Forde, explores the fusion of vision and sound in electronic media, and connects the recent boom of digital audiovisual art to its pre-digital roots by presenting a selection of single-channel videos from the 1970s and contemporary works by an internationally diverse group of artists.