Sunday, December 13, 2009

Eggshell Clangwave Oscillator Graphic System Looking Quiet

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which additional senses apply to other types of sensory perception. For example, in grapheme synesthesia, letters or numbers are perceived as inherently coloured. The word Synesthesia comes from the greek words for ’sensation’ and ‘together’. In this case the group that will be together is MA Graphics at Camberwell, and the sensation will be that provided by our second exhibition.

In order to name the show, a group of us got together in that hotbed of creativity, Funky Munky, and put a simple system into practice using a combination of chance and choice, to generate the title.

The first step was to think of a long list of words associated with each of the senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Some words were more tenuous than others, but eventually all were satisfied we had a good amount of around 20 in each category.

All were put into a hat and given a good stir. Then we went around the table picking them out one by one, and placing them in sets of two, three, and four, to make possible combinations.

Several interesting and amusing titles were created that were considered for a while, many were so outright bad that they could be rejected immediately. The most successful not to make the cut was ‘morning mist feedback’. (Marcus really liked 'Instense limon fingers' as well)

In the end we were left with a group of two or three word combinations that seemed to good to lose. With a little arguing and rearranging, and the addition of the word ‘graphic’ we had our title.

(original post by Paul Hardman here )

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