Official Selection

Spectral Rainbow Frequency

Special Mention Experimental

Turkey 2021
Duration: 02:30
Directed by: Hüseyin Hüseyin Erverdi
Animation: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
Technique: cameraless
Music: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
Production/School: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi

Spectral Rainbow Frequency (2021) is about creating an experience akin to a certain type of synesthesia, as if all hues of colors comes, emerging and piercing through darkness accompanying the soundtrack. Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The earliest recorded case of synesthesia is attributed to the philosopher John Locke, who, in 1690, made a report about a blind man who said he experienced the color scarlet when he heard the sound of a trumpet. Kandinsky’s book Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911) had a profound effect on the development of both abstract painting and handmade filmmaking. Kandinsky argued that color related to a series of finely tuned emotional vibrations and trumpeted a principle of “internal necessity” that gives rise to true artistic expression: “The artist is the hand that purposefully sets the soul vibrating by this or that key. Thus it is clear that the harmony of colors can only be based upon the principle of purposefully touching the human soul.”


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