SIGGRAPH 2004: Synaesthesia

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  • Sue Gollifer -
    • University of Brighton
    • ISEA International Headquarters

Art Show Overview:

See, Hear, Touch: Art for the Senses

Synaesthesia, the SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery, exhibits work by visionary artists that stimulate the senses. This year, more than 150 art pieces encourage the viewers to see, hear, and touch the art. These include 2D, 3D, interactive works, installations, multimedia, telecommunications, computer animation, screen- and sound-based work.

This year’s theme, Synaesthesia, demonstrates how artists can excite the senses using technology. The techniques involved range from low-tech digital plotters to high-end computer graphics and animation. It also features work from both well-established and younger contemporary artists. The works all seek to question our notions of perception and creativity.

In addition to the works of art, the SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery also presents six critical papers and round-table discussions around the theme of Synaesthesia. The presenters are internationally renowned theorists and artists whose work is being displayed in the gallery.

The prestigious Ars Electronica 2003 (Linz, Austria) have chosen the SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery to celebrate 25 years of their existence by presenting a chronicle of their history. The Gallery also includes the work of artists who were prize-winners and exhibitors at Ars Electronica in 2003. It is a truly international show, with artists from around the globe.

The SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery also collaborated with the Computer Animation Festival, Emerging Technologies, Sketches, and Web Graphics to give artists a wider forum to speak and exhibit their work.

Sue Gollifer

SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery Chair

University of Brighton

SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2004

Sue Gollifer, University of Brighton

Assistant to SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2004

Alice Ross, 1 Giant Leap


Roy Ascott, University of Plymouth

Rick Barry, Pratt Institute

Tracy Colby, Otis College of Art & Design

Madge Gleeson, Western Washington University

Linda Lauro-Lazin, Pratt Institute, SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery Chair 

Karla Loring, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Bonnie Mitchell, Bowling Green State University

Ruth West, University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego Center for Research in Computing and the Arts 


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