Subtle Bodies 

Sept / 2017
Displayed at - Synesthesia Art Exhibition by Code Kitchen 

In a variety of synaesthesia, photisms––a hallucinatory sensation or vision of light––result from affect-laden stimuli such as emotional words, or the presence of familiar people. Photisms are often interpreted as auras, which trigger a mental image of “a human silhouette filled with colour”. It is thought that each person has their own aura, which can be telling of a person’s disposition or unique personality.

Subtle Bodies is an attempt to generate auras for non-synesthetes.

Through a combination of physiological inputs, a unique column of light (aura) is generated for each participant. The result is an unconventional, physical representation of each participant’s identity.