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Synesthesia

Extension of perception for blind and sighted
25.7.3.8.
Tue 24.7. - 20:00

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 Blažíček, András Blazsek, László Kiss and Attila Zérczi prepared audiovisual installations in a partial cooperation with blind and partially sighted volunteers and artists. During 2012 the exhibition is travelling to cultural institutions of Central Europe: 2B Gallery Budapest, Školska 28 Gallery Prague, Banská Stanica Contemporary in Banská Štiavnica and to Labirynt Gallery, Lublin.

The work of  the artists' work is contributed by organisations for blind from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Lívia Rózsás