Si Knight

Hello, I am a multi-sensory artist & creative researcher.

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My practice focuses on expanding the boundaries of storytelling through the use of unconventional pairings of senses, such as smell and sound, to form experiences of narratives.

 

By breaking with the audio-visual orthodoxy, I not only intend to question which senses are used to tell stories, But also diversify the types of stories that can be told and the functions that they can have. As different combinations of senses allow the possibility to tell very different kinds of narratives.

The integration of design and research is key to my approach. I am deeply fascinated by the new understanding of how our senses function and collaborate that has begun to take shape since the turn of the 21st century. This research suggests a ‘multi-sensory organisation’ of the brain, with much less modular functions than previously understood. For example it has been demonstrated that what we hear while smelling something affects how our brain perceives the smell.

I am passionate about infusing scientific knowledge of how our senses collaborate into playful approaches to multi-sensory storytelling in order to create experiences of narratives that are more pleasurable, meaningful, emotional, and magical.

I am always on the lookout for storytellers that specialise in different sensory modalities to collaborate with. So if you are a chef, a musician, a perfumer, a dancer, a photographer, a masseuse or anybody else interested in joining me on the mission of revolutionising storytelling, you are more than welcome to get in touch.

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