Jacquard Causeway, Jake Nason
I'm a multi disciplinary artist and experimental musician with synaesthesia, and my practice is centred around the way my mind perceives audio stimulus as colour, texture, shape and movement. My aim is to explore sensory perception and the emotional and physical response to the relationship that exists between colour and sound.
After being classically trained on a multitude of instruments from a young age, and coming from a performance background, I realised there was something different about the way I experienced and thought about music. It wasn't just an audio experience, the notes and tones were vivid colours, shapes and textures etched into my conscious perception.
Working closely with music and sound, my work is created by translating my synaesthetic visualisation of sound into a tangible form, and by layering the synaesthetic colours, textures, tones and movements onto canvas. From these composition paintings, I manipulate the static final compositions digitally, creating cascading projected colour video and sound sequences that are mapped digitally to fit their surroundings, becoming audio-synchronous visual narratives, or a synthesised synaesthetic environment in which the viewer can explore or expand their own sensory perception.