ÆSTHESIA


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Studies have proven that spending 3-5 minutes simply looking at a picture of nature can reduce muscle tension, blood pressure, stress and anxiety. ÆSTHESIA is a multi-sensory series that explores the healing benefits of flora through sight, sound, scent, taste, and touch.

Starting with the six most common flora used in modern medical practices (Chamomile, Lavender, Echinacea, Marigold, Wild Rose, and Tiger Lily) in collaboration with floral artist, Nicole Absher of e p h e m e r a, videos were made to capture the “world” of each flower along with photo stills that were taken simultaneously that elucidate each flora and colors that are most commonly used in health care recovery settings.

Each film is paired with music made from the actual vibrations of each flora composed by international musician, Aries Lopez aka ALURIA. Scents designed by Smithsonian recognized olfactory artist, Christopher Brosius, and flora extract infused candies created by NYC chef, Tessa Liebman, expand upon the wholistic experience of each flora in public exhibitions. 

In 2018 ÆSTHESIA was featured in rehabilitation clinic, Column Health, in Boston and in a solo exhibition in TriBeCa with Wallplay ON CANAL.


THE FLOWERS

60 second teasers from the full 32 minutes film of ÆSTHESIA

music by ALURIA


Tiger Lily

Treats coughs, nausea, stress, depression,

skin inflammation. 

Chamomile

Treats anxiety, depression, allergies, insomnia, menstrual pain, ulcers, wounds, arthritis, hemorrhoids

Lavender

Treats anxiety, fungal infections, wounds, insomnia, depression, nausea, restlessness, digestive problems, menstrual pain. 

Wild Rose

Treats wounds, parasites, inflammation, calms the nervous system, antioxidant, and packed with Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E.

Echinacea

Treats upper respiratory tract infections, UTI’s, flu and flu-like infections, and wounds

Marigold

Treats infections, muscle spasms, swelling, improves blood flow, and slows down skin damage aging effects.


photo stills taken simultaneously while filming the ÆSTHESIA videos

prints available in limited editions of 6

grid options also available


SCENT

Six scents designed by olfactory artist Christopher Brosius were presented in glass beakers with dried flower petals and essential oils contained inside.

Viewers would bend over each beaker to smell the scent for each corresponding flower while watching and listening to the full film.

TASTE

Rock candies infused with flower petals and extract were designed by Tessa Liebman so that viewers would taste on them while watching and listening to the full film.


hEALTH & TECH

Award winning tech company, Music: Not Impossible Labs provided two haptic suits for visitors to try on that streamed the audio of Tiger Lily into vibrations at key pressure points on the body during a six week installation in NYC with Wallplay ON CANAL.

Rehabilitation clinic, Column Health, in Boston installed the films and audio of ÆSTHESIA into their lobby and offices for two months as a part of their art therapy program, UNAFFILIATE.


THE TEAM

Photo/Video Artist : Ashley G. Garner

Sound Artist : ALURIA aka Juan Lopez

Olfactory Artist : Christopher Brosius

Food Designer : Tessa Liebman

Vibration Suits: Not Impossible Labs

Floral Artist : Nicole Absher of e p h e m e r a

Color Stylist : Alex Jaramillo

Director of Photography : Ben Cawiezell