Synesthesia is an event curated by Studio AM, that grew out of Moshimo's Brighton Japan Festival. We work with Moshimo on all aspects of branding the festival and had thought it would be interesting to do a poster project based on the theme of Brighton and Japan. Unfortunately the festival was on hiatus for 2014 but we wanted to progress with the idea, so we decided to go ahead with it under the name synesthesia. Synesthesia is the phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sense and our long term vision is to involve creativity across all the senses, working with sound, sculpture, food and drink across different themes, but always with a combination of two subjects. The idea being that ultimately we'll end up with lots of crossovers between artists and disciplines.
For our first exhibition we we have invited some exceptional local artists to present their take on Brighton and Japan. You'll be able to see posters by Pablo Alvarez, Dany Carlyle, Graham Carter, Sam Chivers, Matthew Douthwaite, Andy Ford, Jon Howe, Jim Howells, Leigh Pearce, Will Scobie, Rich Wilkinson and studio am - further information and links to more of their incredible work can be found on wearesynethesia.co.uk
Each A2 poster is limited to a signed edition of three and will be for sale for £125, from the show itself and online (posters are unframed and any postage is additional). All proceeds will go The Fed a local charity we work closely with, which is led by disabled people offering advice and support to live independently in Brighton and Hove. The exhibition is on from Tuesday 27 January through to Sunday 2 February from 9 - 5 each day at Gallery 40, 40 Gloucester Road BN1 4AQ, right in the middle of the North Laine.
We will be working on further events, and are already talking with music promoters Melting Vinyl about a small project and we will also be working with Moshimo at this year's Brighton Japan in September. check wearesynesthesia.co.uk for updates or @studioamdesign on twitter.