Lucy Engelman & Daniel Mullen
Here's their story:
Synesthesia is an involuntary sensory experience that takes many different forms; from tasting colours to smelling sounds, etc. In Lucy's case, when she sees or thinks about time and numbers (days of the week, months, hours, years) as well as letters/words ie a person’s name, she experiences a different colour sequence in her mind's eye. Additionally, time is spatial and coloured related, as in the days of the week, months, years, all have a coloured location in space and a shifting orientation. Essentially, she has an ever changing complex and luminous filter to view the abstract concepts of our world. The technical names of these types of Synesthesia are: Spatial-Temporal Synesthesia, Spatial Sequence Synesthesia and Number Form as well as Grapheme Colour. Daniel himself doesn't have it, but he unknowingly developed a way of painting that is the closest visualization Lucy has ever seen of her experience regarding coloured letters, numbers and time. Recently, they’ve created a series of works in which they build a visual representation of time in numbers from all kinds of varying orientations and so on. This project will be developing over the coming years.