Synesthesia – extension of perception for blind and sighted
Synesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
The media of art effecting the different senses, fine art generates visual stimuli. For the ones not having the ability of sight the pleasure of the reception of fine art works is almost impossible. However fine art not just consists of visually perceptible works. We can face in the galleries and museums more and more audiovisual or completely aural works, which engage not just the eye but the ear as well.
The Synesthesia exhibition would like to actuate blind and partially sighted to perceive fine art with art pieces, which are producing "compassion", by the operation of one sense activating another. The installations are inviting blind and visually impaired as well as sighted to extend their own perception.
Four young artists from Central Europe, Martin Blaľíček, András Blazsek, László Kiss and Attila Zérczi prepares audiovisual installations in cooperation with blind and partially sighted volunteers in the framework of workshops. The exhibition of the works will be on view from 15.02.2012 till 12.03.2012 in the 2B Gallery. During 2012 the exhibition will travel to three further cultural institutions of Central Europe, to the ©kolska28 Communication Space, Prague, to BANSKA STANICA Contemporary, Banska Stiavnica and to Labirynt Gallery, Lublin.
The exhibition will be accompanied by lectures, in which experts from various related fields will raise questions about the relation between blind and audio and accordingly visual arts.
The work of the artists' work is contributed by organisations for blind from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
The project is kindly supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
The curator of the project is Lívia Rózsás.
The 2B Gallery is supperted by Budapest Bank, Dewa, Ferencváros Municipalityand the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.