Lucy Engelman & Daniel Mullen

Daniel is also working on a project in collaboration with artist and filmaker, Lucy Engelman, creating works exploring her SYNESTHESIA.  

Here's their story: 

Lucy, has something rather special, it's called Synesthesia. Synesthesia can take 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 or even hears someone's name, she experiences a different colour before her mind's eye. Additionally, time is spatial and coloured related ie: 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. If you don't have Synethesia, it can be hard to imagine what it's like. Daniel himself doesn't have it, he unknowingly developed a way of painting that, according to Lucy, is the closest visualization she's ever seen of her experience regarding coloured letters, numbers and time. Recently, they've begun to conceptualize a series of works in which they create 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.

Our work was included in this editorial article about Synesthesia in the history of art by Artsy


                              A DIFFERENT KIND OF TIME: Sequencing Spatial Temporal Synesthesia