Experience Synesthesia In Animated Form

OK, sit back and strap yourself in because things are about to get a little weird. You’re about to get lost in the RGB forest and make sensory associations you would never think of in Oscar López Rocha‘s animation Synesthetic Locked. It’s his attempt to convey the idea of synesthesia via motion graphics using what he calls “mainly a collage of 3d and real action video”.

If you don’t know what synesthesia is, it’s the idea of being able to hear colors or taste sound. Basically your senses start acting drunk and getting all messed up—it all sounds like high times and the sensations it purportedly brings have been attempted to be replicated in video games, through DIY devices, artworks, and now in short form animation with the above.

“I decided to shape some of my own synesthetic experiences.” Rocha says. “There are phrases in the video that represent the mind’s conscious side (voice off) and some the subconscious one (icons, graphics).” By overloading our senses with words, images, and sounds and creating non-sequitur type links between them Rocha creates a disorientating video that might be synesthesia, or might just be lots of crazy images and a weird looking bird flying about your screen. Either way, it’s good fun.

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