Installations

‘Sensorium Tests’ and ‘At the Threshold’ by Daria Martin

Past
  • Installation

Two short films about a fascinating and often debilitating condition

Time Out

‘At the Threshold’ and ‘Sensorium Tests’ explore the relationship between art, science and empathy through the experience of people with synaesthesia. This condition produces experiences in one sense that are usually felt in another or by another – for example, perceiving sounds as colours. A person with mirror-touch feels other people's sensations of touch, both painful and pleasurable.

The films, set in the style of 1950s melodramas, encourage you to inhabit the experiences of others and truly watch with all your senses.

Inside ‘Sensorium Tests’ and ‘At the Threshold’

About the contributors

Photograph of Daria Martin

Daria Martin

Creator

Artist

Photograph of Dr Michael Banissy

Dr Michael Banissy

Collaborator

Scientist