Silence in Synesthesia
Silence in Synesthesia, an ongoing project, shows the photographer's curiosity about the experience and perception of time and memory. Naturally, our conception of reality is a continuous act of layering moments of experience. What we see as real is only defined by our belief structure. However, what is the world beyond the visible spectrum? If time can arbitrarily weave together many moments, what do our memories and perception of the moment change in that intertwining of time?
Using synesthesia, a neurological term for the mixing of senses, as a metaphor, this project probes the other side of probability and provokes the visual senses. By combining two layers of time, this project creates an ambiguous experience that strives to peek between the memory and perception and to provide a venue to encourage viewers to perceive themselves in the act of perceiving.
To create this project, images are blindly overlapped by rewinding film after it has been exposed. Adopting coincidence as a tool, two separate events—with no apparent or planned connection—are fused together by their colors and open an abstract space. Through an entangled web of intended actions and unintended instances, the act of photography is transformed into a theatrical encounter, playing with the present moment. When the seen and unseen meet—and strangeness and beauty intertwine—the light and shadow are merged into a new experience of infinite possibilities.