VISUAL MUSIC & POETRY
A short film featuring Felix Anaut and Lemn Sissay,
with words spoken by Dame Diana Rigg
music by Gonzalo Alonso and soprano Marta Almajano
A video presentation of abstract painter, Felix Anaut working in the studio with poet, Lemn Sissay.
Lemn Sissay's poetry is read on the film by Dame Diana Rigg.
Synaethesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. In this case visual and aural, images and words, painting and music.
The film has been created to accompany "Visual Music & Poetry" an exhibition if Felix Anaut's paintings and ceramics presented by Zimmer Stewart Gallery at the Menier Gallery, London, SE1 from 20 September to 1 October 2016. On some of the paintings Felix Anaut collaborated with Lemn Sissay.
The original music, Zaragoza Symphony, was composed in response to Felix Anaut's paintings by Gonzalo Alonso in 2011, with an aria, words written by Felix, and sung by international soprano, Marta Almajano.
Zaragoza is the city where Anaut was born.