Synesthesia

Submitted by EPIGRAM

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Client: BOPA & Baltimore Light City Festival

Location: Baltimore, MD, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Epigram LLC

Artist

Natalia Brizuela-Pires

Epigram LLC

Artist

Hector Montalvo

Epigram LLC

Artist

Emanuel Pires

surcreative LLC

Overview

Named after the phenomenon in which simulation of one sensory pathway elicits another sensory experience, Synesthesia is an abstract representation of how music travels through space. It uses sounds and colors to connect with participants, allowing them to simultaneously generate involuntary emotions and reactions. This installation celebrates the manifestation of sensory feelings and aspires to create an ambiance of diverse perceptions. The installation is 60ft long and each module is 8×8 ft. The structure is wood and the light fixtures are LED lights metal sensors.

Goals

Synesthesia was selected as one of the 25 finalists for the 2018 Baltimore Light City Festival held at the Inner Harbor/downtown Baltimore over the 8-day festival, April 14-21. Synesthesia installation was located in front of the popular Hard Rock Cafe. 442,500 visitors were able to experience Synesthesia, take selfies, dance and enjoy involuntary emotions produced by the effects of the installation.

Process

The Epigram Team pre-build each module and installed most of the light fixtures in our shop located in Brookland Washington DC. We did most of the installation on site with a crew that helped us to assemble each module. We did the testing 2 nights prior to the festival and focused on painting final details.

Additional Information

fter Synesthesia’s success at the Baltimore Light City Festival, The Clarice Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland requested to have Synesthesia for their annual NextNOW Festival, September 7-8. We recorded an awesome video that shows Synesthesia ALIVE! click here: https://youtu.be/AdzdKUlim0E