by Anna Frants and Alexandra Dementieva
Cyland MediaLab, 2014
Soundscapes is a site-specific installation by artists Alexandra
Dementieva and Anna Frants, produced by CYLAND MediaArtLab. This work
was influenced by brain research on Chromesthesia or sound-to-color
synesthesia is in which heard sounds automatically and involuntarily
evoke an experience of color.
Yet synesthesia occurs in one in twenty people, and is even more common
among artists. One famous synesthete was novelist Vladimir Nabokov, who
insisted as a toddler that the colors on his wooden alphabet blocks
were “all wrong.” His mother understood exactly what he meant because
she, too, had synesthesia.
Visitors are invited to listen to the sound and musical composition,
created and developed on the basis of scientific research of color, by
Frants and Dementieva.
Courtyard with trees around the perimeter, on each one of which is
fixed one audio speaker with integrated in it a MP3 player. They are
all directed toward the center, where there is a sculpture of the
Sound is activated when participant sit down on corresponding color
chair in relaxed outdoor environment.