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Art and Empathy at Wellcome Collection

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Time 19:00
Date 21/06/18
Price Free

Drawing on interviews with people who have mirror-touch synaesthesia, artist Daria Martin and a panel of other speakers will talk about the relationship between art, objects and feelings.

Find out more about mirror-touch synaesthesia, where a person might perceive sounds as colours or they might experience another person’s (or even an object’s) sensations of touch.

Join the discussion that explores how the experiences of people with synaesthesia can give us insight into our own relationships to artworks, and our ability to share feelings with others.

About the speakers
Daria Martin, an artist and film maker based in London. She is Professor of Art and Director of Graduate Studies at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford. Her two films on mirror-touch synaesthesia, ‘Sensorium Tests’ and ‘At the Threshold’ are part of the ‘Somewhere in Between’ exhibition at Wellcome Collection.

Dr Elinor Cleghorn, a researcher in film and art. She was involved in the Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia: Empathy, Spectatorship and Participation project at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford.