Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair SFF 4–8 February
We invite you to celebrate the winners with us! Prize ceremony, Greenhouse Cafe at 3 pm on Feb 4. Prisad Färg will show the winners at @svenskform stand C18:21 at Greenhouse.
Prisad Färg – instituted by Swedish Colour Centre Foundation – works to strengthen the knowledge of colours. A colour design competition for newly graduated and students of design, architecture, visual communication and art in Sweden.
Did you know that the colour red equals a semitone between F and F sharp?
Thats one of the things contempory artist and cyborg Neil Harbisson told us at the award ceremony for Prisad Färg 2015. Harbisson was born completely colour blind, but an antenna attached to his head turns colours into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of colours — and even listen to faces and paintings.
Apparently the colours of the Swedish flag are worth lending an ear to – Harbisson always dresses in colours that are pleasant to listen to.
Neil Harbisson a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government, will attend the award ceremony of Prisad Färg 2015 Februari 10 2016 at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.
Photo: Lars Norgård
The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.
Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions.
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color
Neil will come to the prize ceremony of Prisad Färg 2016 in in Stockholm, February 10 2016.
”I wanted to make a pool where adults can both swim and socialize. In the classic outdoor pool there is no space where to take it easy, just hang out and enjoy the feeling of being in the water. I wanted to create a feeling of being in another world and be surrounded and enclosed by color”, says the lucky winner Anna Sjoberg Wernersson.