Technical Specifications:

Date: 2014
Dimensions: Variable
Materials/Technique: MIDI, code / Interactive audio-visual installation
Weight: — kg

The Dr Sachs series is conceived as a project combining several fields: Art, Science and Technology.

Synesthesia is a real and non-metaphorical quality which combines two or more senses subjected to a single stimulus. To understand what the process consists of, we should point out that a synaesthete can hear colours, see sounds or perceive taste sensations by touching an object. He or She really feels them, they occur spontaneously and they are unavoidable, long-lasting and non-modifiable.

As is stated in some studies on synesthesia, it is not a matter of imaginingit but experiencing it. It is possible to perceive the world in an unconventional manner. Therefore, we have based our research on the development of a series of pieces embodying synesthetic processes through technology, so the asynaesthetes can discover what is apparently “absent”, in other words, a sensory recoding, thereby obtaining new readings.

Scriabin’s Subjectivity (interactive audiovisual installation)

Researches and reinterprets through this interactive audio -visual installation , the study of the Russian pianist, composer and synesthetic Alexander Scriabin . Scriabin’s study was left incomplete due to lack of technological evolution.

Scriabin established partnerships between music , color and what he called » states of mind » or emotion. A color matching – tone music to which Scriabin adds another element of human emotion , ie a tripartite synesthetic correspondence, rethinking the idea of a » total work of art » and the use of technology in the synesthetic art .

It is an interactive audiovisual installation, consisting of a seven octaves MIDI keyboard, suspended ceiling . Each musical note is associated with an emotion and color through the projection of colored images based on Newton’s color circle.