Synesthesia in Futurism Manifestos and Art
- Bibliographic Description: Salomėja Jastrumskytė, „Sinestezija futurizmo manifestuose ir mene“, @eitis (lt), 2015, t. 76, ISSN 2424-421X.
- Previous Edition: Salomėja Jastrumskytė, „Sinestezija futurizmo manifestuose ir mene“, Logos, 2012, nr. 70, p. 125–138, ISSN 0868-7692.
- Institutional Affiliation: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas.
Summary. The article focuses on the phenomenon of synesthesia as the principle of redesigning sense perceptions in futurism manifestos, aesthetic programs and artistic practice. The manifestos could be treated as independent art pieces, peculiar prototypes of conceptual art. Futurist art had demanded a new aesthetic program which was defined in terms of the synesthesia project. In futurist manifestos synesthesia was characterized as a deliberate method and hypothetical field of aesthetics but not as an actual realization of a concrete perception. The roots of synesthesia as a redesign of sense perceptions are seen in symbolism which greatly influenced the majority of modern art genres. Under the influenced by symbolism, some of them tried to realize synesthetic projects applying Louis-Bentrand Castel’s idea of clavesine oculaire according to which aesthetic perception should unify sounds, colors, and philosophical thinking.
Keywords: synesthesia, futurism, art, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Louis-Bertrand Castel, clavecin oculaire.