About The Project
VISUALEARS is an innovative interdisciplinary project, designed and curated by Shafagh Hadavi, (a student in York University’s M.A. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies) as the creative component of her Master’s thesis which is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project aims to explore music perception and cognition, as well as the experience of mood immersion through the visualization of music, a sonic, gestural phenomenon, by contemporary visual artists, and a consequent immersive experience of simultaneous music-listening and art-watching by a global, virtual audience. All artworks are original and represent each artist’s unique and personal visualization of select musical works as they translate what they have heard into what can be seen.
Sincere gratitude to all the participating artists for their remarkable openness and collaborative spirit, to Professor Irene Markoff, Professor David Scott Armstrong, and Professor Joseph DeSouza for their invaluable support and mentorship throughout the entire process, to everyone who helped in any shape or form in realizing this project, and to all viewers and participants for their much-appreciated interest and time. Wishing everyone an enjoyable experience!
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This exhibition ran virtually through August and September 2021 and is now closed.