Coenesthesia: Affect as an Aesthetic of Healing Through Hybrid Reality Art


An IAMD Thesis Exhibition by MFA candidate Wendy Whaley.

Reception: April 24, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM

 
DateMonday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location

The Open Space Gallery, Black Box Lab, 49 McCaul St.

Coenesthesia pairs, a virtual reality (seen through an HTC headset) in which the immersant explores an organic space of internal body parts, spatialized sound and proprioceptive aesthetics (the aesthetic of one’s sense of embodiment, motion and position), with an interactive environment of projection in which a meditation pod acts as a tool for channelling positive energy into the virtual world, creating a positive feedback loop of affect. Coenesthesia aims at forming a connection between a VR immersant, their internal organs and their internal sense of self while enabling another player to connect to the system and the immersant. By incorporating key elements from cognitive neuro prosthetic studies, which include touch synchronisation, paired with visual and auditory synchronisation and proprioceptive alignment, the work explores the aesthetics of the senses and the roles of synaesthesia and analogy, interpreted through affect, this work explores how hybrid multi modal media art can enable the exploration and affective engagement with one’s embodied interiority?  It aims at empowering people to feel a connection with their internal physiological and psychological being. 



Coenesthesia
DateMonday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Website Location

The Open Space Gallery, Black Box Lab, 49 McCaul St.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Coenesthesia pairs, a virtual reality (seen through an HTC headset) in which the immersant explores an organic space of internal body parts, spatialized sound and proprioceptive aesthetics (the aesthetic of one’s sense of embodiment, motion and position), with an interactive environment of projection in which a meditation pod acts as a tool for channelling positive energy into the virtual world, creating a positive feedback loop of affect. Coenesthesia aims at forming a connection between a VR immersant, their internal organs and their internal sense of self while enabling another player to connect to the system and the immersant. By incorporating key elements from cognitive neuro prosthetic studies, which include touch synchronisation, paired with visual and auditory synchronisation and proprioceptive alignment, the work explores the aesthetics of the senses and the roles of synaesthesia and analogy, interpreted through affect, this work explores how hybrid multi modal media art can enable the exploration and affective engagement with one’s embodied interiority?  It aims at empowering people to feel a connection with their internal physiological and psychological being. 

Venue & Address: 
The Open Space Gallery, Black Box Lab, 49 McCaul St.
Coenesthesia
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