Design and music collide for MMW Synesthesia* exhibition

Published:  November 12, 2014

Synesthesia is an enviable state of vision and audio perception, a phenomenon that can occur between perceptual modes. Basically, is an intensely perceptive state of being, explained to be something like this.

The common understanding of synesthesia is between sound and vision – or, seeing colour when hearing music. It is here that Clear Design have teamed up with the City of Melbourne for Melbourne Music Week, to explore the synthesthetic experience by partnering designers and artists to visualise and interpret their association with Melbourne and music through the medium of photography, art, design, illustration or written word.

Tin & Ed

Russell Mann

Clear’s senior designer, Chris McGinn, “recognised an opportunity to celebrate the visual side of Melbourne music,” in an initiative that was conceived at a team development day.

The results – a poster installation titled Synesthesia* is launching this Friday 14th November at the new Hub at Queen Victoria Market. The participating artists include Beci Orpin, Ben Keynes, Calvin Hui, Futureinform, Isamu Sawa, Jeffrey Phillips, Oslo Davis, Studio HiHo, Tin & Ed and Wade Jefferee.

Studio HiHo

Sam Chirnside

The exhibition opens at 7pm, Friday 14th November at the Hub at Queen Victoria Market (entry via Peel St.) and will be on display for the duration of Melbourne Music Week — 14 – 23rd November.

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