2014 :: Synapse Residency Program
2014’s Synapse Residency program led, as always, to new and often career-defining trajectories for its recipients.
Sound artist Jane Baker’s time at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania led to her 2018 ‘The Inward Eye – A Psychoacoustic Journey’ installation at MONA, Hobart.
While resident at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Eye Research, choreographer/dancer Shelley Lasica worked with both sighted and vision-impaired participants to investigate the realm of proprioception.
Performance artist Cat Jones’s Somatic Drifts, which featured in the 2015 program The Art of Pain (see 2015 below), developed out of her residency at the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology
Sound artist, composer and researcher Leah Barclay’s investigations at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University furthered her subsequent practice as an acoustic ecologist, sonic artist and interdisciplinary researcher.
Looking back, Leah sees Synapse as “a fantastic opportunity to develop a truly interdisciplinary foundation for a project that has continued to expand and evolve with a wide spectrum of artistic and scientific outcomes … the Synapse residency pushed me to gain much more experience and understanding in the scientific intentions of my work.”