Synesthesia: An Experiment on Enacted Surfaces, essay developed for Metode Vol. 1, Deep Surface, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Severino Alfonso and Loukia Tsafoulia participated in a series of workshops with scholars, researchers, curators, and artists, during Fall 2022 @ Metode Vol. 1, Deep Surface. Excited to see the essay along with a compelling body of work and the inspirational figures of Sybille Krämer and Tim Ingold.
"How do we think surfaces today? Are they living membranes, hermetic layers of superficiality, “hyperobjects,” systemic tissues, or something entirely different? How to make visible that which withdraws but still exists all around us, and perhaps with us?
During autumn 2022, thirteen Norwegian and international scholars, curators, artists, and architects have gathered at ROM for kunst og arkitektur; at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design; and online to discuss the status of the surface in our contemporary times as part of Metode’s first volume Deep Surface. The participants were selected after an Open Call for experimental essays draft. The invited participants share an ambitious and risky research attitude that creatively combines theory and artistic/architectural practice."
Sources: Severino Alfonso and Loukia Tsafoulia, “Synesthesia: An Experiment on Enacted Surfaces,” Metode vol. 1 ‘Deep Surface,’ (2023); “Synesthesia: An Experiment on Enacted Surfaces,” Metode, accessed May 10, 2023, https://metode.r-o-m.no/artikler/essay/synesthesia-an-experiment-on-enacted-surfaces. Alfonso, Severino, and Loukia Tsafoulia, “Synesthesia: An Experiment on Enacted Surfaces,” Metode, (2023), vol. 1 ‘Deep Surface.’