Wassily Kandinsky was an early 20th century artist, the first painter of modern abstract works. Along with pioneering a new path in his medium, he also provided an explicit theory of abstract painting, illuminating its principles with precision and clarity.
Kandinsky was a synaesthetic, a person who would see something in his/her mind’s eye which was associated with a real sound or vice versa. He would hear tones and chords as he painted.
What Soul in the Machine does is not technically synaesthesia, but we strive to simulate it by providing the audience visual content with each corresponding piece of aural information.
“lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and…stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” – Wassily Kandinsky, 1910