GALLERY 151 PRESENTS
ASHLEY G. GARNER SYNÆSTHESIA
Audio Composed by ALURIA | Curated by wallplay
Opening: Thursday July 27th 6-9PM
Open to The Public:
11-6pm Monday – Friday through September 1st
Gallery 151 | 245 West 14th Street New York City
“The vastness of the universe and everything within it can be simplified as the output of energy by unique vibrational frequencies. Using techniques, such as brainwave entrainment, which ‘tunes’ the brain to a specific frequency, it is theoretically possible to influence different states of consciousness.” – Ashley G. Garner
GALLERY 151 is pleased to present SYNÆSTHESIA, a multi-sensory installation by New York-based photographer and filmmaker, Ashley G. Garner in collaboration with Wallplay.
The synesthesia phenomenon is traditionally thought to be a synaptic overlapping of senses, such as hearing color or associating sound with scent. In a six-part video series, featuring audio compositions by ALURIA, Garner synthesizes colorful dye with symbolic flora to recreate this perceptual experience for her viewers. Solfeggio frequencies, an ancient six-tone musical scale speculated to have healing properties, are explored physically within the space.
Wallplay has created multi-sensory meditation stations for each of the six videos and audio compositions. Each video station features a still image and live flowers, paired with an essential oil blend and colored light that connects with a corresponding chakra. Participants are seated on meditation cushions and immersed in a symphony for the senses. The stations create a multi-dimensional path for participants to journey through Garner’s work.
Together we explore our inner world and play with different states of consciousness while traveling through each tone in the Solfeggio scale. Wallplay’s installation design connects ALURIA’s healing Solfeggio compositions as a singular chorus, which can be experienced individually or fully when standing at the center of the gallery.
Exhibiting SYNÆSTHESIA in physical spaces will be an ongoing collaboration between Ashley G. Garner and Wallplay. Over the next year, the series will evolve and be scaled through collaborations with technology and wellness partners to reach a wide audience in mixed reality settings.