SYNÆSTHESIA

2015 - 2017

A six-channel sound and visual installation exploring the therapeutic effects of the Solfeggio Frequencies - a six-tone musical scale used in ancient Gregorian chants that are said to have therapeutic benefits and the power to help mankind find his inner God-like being.

Can sound vibrations effect us physiologically? How can something we can’t see effect us in ways that we can see? Collaborating with electronic musician, ALURIA, Garner and him tested the hypothesis of whether the Solfeggio Frequencies actually have therapeutic benefits. Can listening to certain sound vibrations actually heal us?

Exploring the Solfeggio Frequencies through the lens of the neurological phenomenon, synesthesia - a synaptic overlapping of the senses  such as hearing color or associating sound with scent, Garner saw a connection between her hypothesis of the invisible effecting the visible and how synesthesia leads us to realize, “everything is not exactly how it seems”. Is the color red actually red, or do we simply perceive it that way based on how our synapses are wired in our brain? Maybe listening to a certain sound frequency can cause our blood pressure to drop.

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SOLFEGGIO FREQUENCIES:

UT 396 Hz | RE 417 | MI 528 | FA 639 | SOL 741 | LA 825

SIGHT: Six videos were filmed by Garner and Alex Jaramillo, synthesizing dyes, informed by color psychology, with symbolic flowers that corresponded with the suggested intent of each frequency. Photos were take simultaneously.

SOUND: Music was made by electronic musician, ALURIA aka Juan Lopez. Each song begins with a base of each Solfeggio frequency (396Hz, 417, 528, 639, 741, 825Hz) and slowly evolves into the “world” of each frequency, as interpreted by ALURIA, creating an ambient and meditative environment.

*25% of all sales are donated to the NY Botanic Garden



EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS

SYNÆSTHESIA as a traveling exhibition has gone on to be showcased in the lobby of The Quin Hotel, Ludlow House, on a boat in Bushwick, the art fair Superfine!, the backyard of a boutique in Queens, and in solo exhibitions at Georgetown College and with Gallery 151 in NYC.