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Synaesthesia & Art - Dance of Light

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Mary-Ann Middelkoop.

This Festival of Ideas event is a joint venture of the Wolfson College Humanities Society and the Wolfson College Fine Arts Society.

Does listening to music, eating food or contemplating natural forms produce colours, shape or texture for you? Do you hear colours or see sounds as shapes? Or does a sound have a flavour? Synaesthesia, the phenomenon that describes linkages in the brain, which give rise to these experiences, is most frequently experienced by creative people such as musicians, artists, and poets.

A two-part lecture presents the neuroscience of synaesthesia, followed by an illustrated talk by the artist Rhea Quien. She relates her experiences of synaesthesia and its consequences in her creativity: stillness and movement – emptiness and form.

View the exhibition from 5.15pm, enjoy the lecture at 6pm and ask questions over a glass of wine.

The exhibition Dance of Light – Living Matter and Rhythm continues at Wolfson College during Michaelmas term, on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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