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Aura Satz
March 8 to April 19, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday April 12, 2 to 5 pm

Co-presented with the Images Festival

Aura Satz, Doorway for Natalie Kalmus (still), 2013

Centred around the use of colour in moving image technology, Aura Satz's exhibition explores the disorienting technicolour prismatic effects of the lamp house of a 35mm colour film printer. In her film Doorway for Natalie Kalmus, minute shifts across an abstract colour spectrum, punctuated by a mechanical soundtrack, evoke kaleidoscopic perceptual after-images bringing to mind Paul Sharits, Dario Argento and the Wizard of Oz. Natalie Kalmus was the ex-wife of technicolour inventor Herbert Kalmus, and was the colour consultant for hundreds of colour films, including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and many others. She would draw up colour scores like a music score, according to her theory of "Colour Consciousness." For the soundtrack Satz collaborated with composer Steven Severin, founder-member of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Alongside the film, Colour Opponent Process also features 35mm film-strip 'colour code' works.

Neil Harbisson

More on synesthesia:

Colour & Light in Space/Form Time


Doreen Balabanoff: Colour and Light in Space/Form/Time
Lecture: Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario, Canada 
as part of Colour, In Theory Exhibition January 25 – May 4, 2014

Doreen Balabanoff will show her own environmental design work and research and bring her perspectives, as an artist, educator and researcher, to the ongoing discussion of the works in our current exhibition Colour, In Theory.

Considering colour and light as inseparable, ever-changing aspects of our visual environment, she will look at both material and immaterial colour, with a focus on light. While works in the exhibition are made of physical paint, they depict moments of perception that are intimately involved with colour as light - with the relationship between light and material surfaces and substances.


When: Wednesday, April 30 2014 | 7 p.m.                                                           
 Where: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham L3R 2H1                                                        
 Cost: $10 or free for members

To register contact varley@markham.ca or 905-477-7000 ext. 3261

About Doreen Balabanoff

Doreen Balabanoff is an internationally known architectural glass artist and an Associate Professor in Environmental Design at OCAD University (Toronto). She has created architectural glass artworks for various public and private buildings. Her work also includes gallery installations, exhibition pieces and architectural design, seen in a broad range of exhibitions, in Canada and abroad.

Doreen holds a Masters of Architecture from UCLA. She is currently engaged in a practice-based PhD through the School of Architecture at University College Dublin, Ireland. Her research project is focused on the potent phenomenological, aesthetic and sensory aspects of light, and how they might be used to enhance the birth environment and experience in hospital settings.

216 Main Street Unionville, Markham L3R 2H1 | 905-477-7000 ext. 3261
Mon: CLOSED | Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Thu: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. |

Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Montreal Event March 21 Synaesthesia

From Member Ted Turvey:


for March 21 Montreal Event:

Friday March 21th 2014  9 pm

Location // La Cenne, 7755 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2R 1X1


At the crossroads of art and science, Eric and Olivier will offer participants an immersive experience. Basing themselves on sensory ethnography, they will welcome you in an interactive art installation that will transport you into the OpenMind transformational festival.

This culture proposes meetings that mix festivities with spirituality with the aim of opening up possibilities in spiritual and community developments. Using different sensory strategies, Eric and Olivier will stimulate your senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight in order to give you an insight into the transformational culture. This activity will push you to question the connections between the body and knowledge, as well as the perks of mobilizing the senses to share and communicate researches in social sciences.

Festival OpenMind // http://openmindfestival.com/
Synesthesia Creations // https://www.facebook.com/SynesthesiaCreations?fref=ts


Call for Papers new Journal CRSC ColourCouleur

Colour : Couleur
The Journal of the Colour Research Society of Canada
Colour : Couleur is the new Journal of the Colour Research Society of Canada. The mission of the Journal is to create an open-source, common space for discussion and dissemination of scholarly research and professional practice focused on Colour in Industry, Art and Design, Scientific disciplines, and Academia. The Journal will take advantage of the capabilities of current Web technologies, permitting contributors to embed visual and auditory elements into their submissions as necessary, even allowing multi-media submissions such as film and video, visual artworks or audio submissions.

Inaugural issue:
Hearing the colour of a flute; tasting the sharpness of a banana; feeling the months of the year wrapped around your body. To some of us, the crossing of sensory boundaries occurs only in realms of imagination, guided by poets, artists and musicians. To those of us with Synaesthesia, however, one mode of stimulus actually triggers perceptions in another.  
Appearing in a growing body of research from diverse fields, synaesthesia is a complex of neurological processes that results in a blurring of perceptual boundaries. With the advent of neuroscientific imaging, this uncommon, even quasi-mystical ability has become a focus of study that intriguingly bridges disciplinary studies in Developmental Psychology, the Neurosciences, Art, Design, and Music, and Poetics.
For the inaugural edition of “Colour : Couleur,” the CRSC would like to complete a series of special events on synesthesia, called ‘Crossing Sensory Boundaries’ that we initiated in 2013, by  calling for papers, research studies, and examples of creative practice that can illuminate or describe some aspect of this phenomenon of human cognition and creativity. Seeking to provide a generous overview of technical and non-technical examinations of the synesthetic experience, the journal will provide a context for diverse contributions to the growing knowledge base centred upon understanding this extraordinary human capacity. We are aiming for researchers, practitioners and synaesthetes themselves to contribute to the project, to reflect the range of interests, and to share and discuss knowledge across disciplines.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Foundational concepts
Education-related studies: learning/language development, cognitive studies
Research methodologies
Analytical methods
Creativity studies
Creative methods: practice-based
Experiential projects

Paper Submissions
While media-based submissions are encouraged, we are also soliciting three types of papers: long papers (up to 10 pages); position papers for new ideas (up to 6 pages); presentations/examples of creative practice (images, sound, writing, etc.)
Documents should clearly describe original research, describe novel and promising ideas that might not have been fully validated, or present creative practices with/for interpretation and discussion. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three Advisory Committee members. Papers must be formatted according to Harvard standards, and if previously published, this should be stated and referenced clearly.

Papers may be submitted at huutaArt.com:   
Submit online
Important dates
Paper or Presentation Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
Notification:  May 30, 2014
Publication: August 2014
Editorial board:
Prof. Doreen Balabanoff
Dr. Robin Kingsburgh
Dr. David Griffin
Advisory Committee tba

When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice – A Discussion

When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice – A Discussion - Toronto
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel Members:Lisa Carrie Goldberg, Multidisciplinary Artist, and founder of Action Potential Lab, Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to merging science and art.
Robin Kingsburgh, PhD Trained astronomer, painter and educator, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University; Division of Natural Science, York University.Scott Menary, PhD, Member of the ALPHA antimatter team and Polanyi prize winner, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University.
Stephen Morris, PhD, J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics and pattern formation artist, Department of Physics, University of Toronto.
Moderator: Ian Clarke, BSc, PhD, Biochemist, Cancer Researcher and Artist, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.
Science and art often have a perceived divide in contemporary culture, yet historically both their roots stem from similar manifestations of creativity and aesthetics, in exploring, responding to, and explaining Nature. This Royal Canadian Institute panel presentation brings together scientists, artists, and those with a foot in each of the ‘two cultures’ to discuss their interdisciplinary practices, and encourage novel ways to understand the world around us.