Flora Sensoria is an experiential piece inspired by synestheisia - a neurological condition where one sense is perceived by another, automatically and involuntarily - perceiving sound as having color, associating physical distance with letters or number sequences.
My work explores the involuntary and personal nature of these sensations through interactions with paper flower sculptures. These sculptures convert the vibrations of your touch to electrical signals which produce real-time responses in your other senses - via sound, light, and physical force.
Commissioned by the Nouveau Classical Project (NCP)
Gamelan Dharma Swara perform "Synesthesia" - Basilica Soundscape 2014
I'm honored to have my piece performed along side such acts as Richard Reed Parry, Tim Hecker, and Swans. Thanks Dharma Swara.
An Outside Understanding by Croi Glan
Gamelan Dharma Swara performs Joel Mellin's Synesthesia at the 2012 Princeton Festival