First Thursday 7/7/2016 at SBCAST – 5:30pm to 10pm
Studio F – Media Arts and Technology at UCSB
Alexis Story Crawshaw— sounds, floral infusion
Mark Hirsch— projections
Accords is an installation exploring the cross-modal construct of flavor through the five traditional senses. The investigation begins with a tasting of sparkling water infused with a floral bouquet. Next, visitors are invited to tune sonic components either in harmony with the gustative, olfactive, and tactile qualities of their drinks or in contrast— inventing multi-modal polychords. Visual ink drop projections provide a further sensory parameter around which to organize harmonies. In particular, this works hopes to shed light on a potential cognitive link between sound and the chemical senses (as suggested by several psychological studies). At the very least, it hopes to encourage some synaesthetic (th/dr/)inking!