Storyland - Synesthesia

by Matt Bonelli

Song: Heavyweight
Artist: Infected Mushroom

This is an experimental idea that engulfed me the more time I spent with it. I wanted to show, primarily, difference in interpretation. Ever since I've recognized it, I've been fascinated with the scientific phenomenon of synesthesia. Listening to music, for many people, produces images and motion, or maybe just a general feeling or emotion. I chose an excerpt from a song that fit my purpose and that I thought was the most "vivid." The colors, shapes, and motions are completely sound-inspired. I found that the more I created and watched the video in progress, the more it felt like the images were creating the sound, and not the other way around.