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Osmic Resonance - Artist/Scientist Talk

  • Culture At Work Scott Street Terraces, 6-8 Scott St Pyrmont, NSW, 2009 Australia (map)

Osmic Resonance is an exploratory audio-olfactory installation that harnesses sympathetic vibrations between sounds and aromas. Created during a one-month Culture at Work Art-Science Residency, the multimedia artist, Jo Burzynska has created a multisensory chamber, in which the aesthetic, scientific and therapeutic potential of sensory interactions are explored and experienced through intensifying and shifting entwined sound- and aroma-scapes. As a sense-focused work, it engages with and applies contemporary understandings of crossmodal correspondences, where stimulation in one sense domain alters or intensifies perception in another, a trait of perception similar to synaesthesia, but one we all share. In Osmic Resonance these correspondences are generated both within the artist’s own practice and through current research in the fields of psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience. 

Jo Burzynska is multisensory artist whose parallel backgrounds in sound art and professional wine writing have increasingly converged in the production of art at the intersection of the senses. This regularly combines audition and the chemical senses (taste and olfaction), the interaction between which and its creative application is also the topic of her current interdisciplinary doctoral research at UNSW Art & Design.

Wine sponsor: Decibel Wines:

Opening: Saturday 4 August, 4-6pm
Exhibition dates: 4-12 August, 11-4pm

Artist/Scientist Talk: 9 August, 6-8pm

Sound and Aroma Tuning Workshop: 11 August, 2-4pm