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Beautiful Los Angeles California, our IASAS events home from September 22nd – October 21st

The International Association of Synaethetes, Artists, and Scientists held our first series of events in 2017, located in beautiful Los Angeles, California. Our fall events kicked off September 23rd 2017 with a fascinating visual art installation at the Building Bridges Art Exchange in sunny Santa Monica, California.  This installation featured an international collection of artists, and was a collaboration with the Art|Sci Center at UCLA.

IASAS was delighted to assist in the production of a dynamic evening of music and dance, developed by IASAS dance curator Appelusa. In collaboration with Portrait XO and friends, this evening of performing arts was a rare opportunity to witness synaesthesia in action. A sold-out house joined us on October 1st, 2017 at The Actor’s Gang in Culver City, California.

The IASAS board of directors has worked diligently to foster collaboration with the Art|Sci Center at the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Art|Sci hosted our first IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium, on October 19th and 20th, 2017. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Joel Salinas MD, MBA who presented on Thursday evening October 19th 2017 at Building Bridges Art Exchange, where he read from his captivating memoir Mirror Touch: notes from a doctor who can feel your pain. Special Guest Speaker Richard Cytowic, MD, MFA, and Keynote Lecturer Michael Banissy, PhD each presented on Friday October 20th 2017. Additionally, The IASAS included presentations at our first symposium from a gathering of  influential researchers and scientists.

Our 2017 season closed with a performance and presentation on October 21st 2017 by the multi-talented synaesthete violinist Kaitlyn Hova. This took place at Building Bridges Art Exchange amidst the wondrous Synaesthesia: what is the taste of the color blue exhibit?

Through the gracious donations we received, most of our events were FREE and open to the general public.

Check out our Flickr Albums from our art installation and synaesthesia symposium!