28 October, 2012, 4PM - Artist talk and workshop with Barbara Ryan
Part of the exhibition
I: The Orange Smell of November
Art Laboratory Berlin invites you to an artist talk and workshop with Barbara Ryan as part of the opening weekend of the first exhibition of the Synaesthesia series, The Orange Smell of November.
Barbara Ryan’s perceptions of the world are underpinned by
her polymodal synaesthesia which in turn forms the foundation of her artistic
work. She experiences her synaesthesia »as something that is in
her parallel conscious – as opposed to something that is in the subconscious
– creating a duality of vision«. Her installation That can’t
be September – it smells like the August of 1985! combines in
a unique way the artist’s intimate personal interconnecting relationship
between scent, colour, time and space, played out within the city of Berlin,
where she lived in the 1990s.
is a coded re-creation of her sense of space and time as imbued with colour
and odour. Using text, photography and self-manufactured fragrances she
re-maps the city according to the systematic guidelines of her own synaesthesia.
The viewer is then invited to explore and decode the artist's unique phenomenological
informaton on the exhibition)