Synesthesia: A Museum of Atonal Art. A Multi-Media-Exhibition

 Synesthesia: A Museum of A-tonal Art


A multi-media Exhibition


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Synesthesia: from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation,"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. (Wikipedia)

For so long we have distinguished between fine art and performance art, just as if they would be two different things. But is not a musical score a piece of fine art, and have fine artists not drawn their inspiration from the other arts to a wide extent? Can there be tonal, can there be a-tonal art? How does music relate to art - is music abstract?

Is there still some of that chaos one must bear inside to give birth to a dancig star (Nietzsche)? What kind of multi-media art is on the rise today, where drawing lines between painting, installation, sculpture, concept art and performance becomes less easy? How does creation work?

Do art works, like organic beings, stem from the past and point towards the future - or are they manifestations of future, crystallizing, petrifying, finally becoming established, dying the slow death of documentation?

Can there be art works that question, demonstrate, obstruct, contradict, or emphasise this process? Is there not a loop between the past, the future, the creator, the perceiver? Is creation not happening in circles? No artwork is ever finit, since all art is part of a stream of consciousness, or a polylogue without end. Is not any creation of art performance?

This exhibition of fine art works, sonic and visual installations, live art performances and “something else” aims to question these answers. It will be a two-weeks exhibition, ie. a two-week multimedia installation including live performances.

We are calling fine artists, installation artists, conceptual artists, performance artists, sound artists, in short: artists from all sides of the artistic spectrum.

To participate, please get in touch! We are trying to recruit about a dozen artists (or collectives), and will begin with a planning meeting.

NO:ID Gallery is artists-lead and artists-funded, so there will be a share of the room hire. To get involved, please get in touch emailing to jan (at) - looking forward to that!!

Xanthous, at Total Transparency, 2010