Our experience of sound is structured through visual and physical metaphors, which is demonstrated in sound’s vocabulary and the way we represent sounds with images. Embodied experiences of texture, movement and form allow us to conceptualise sound in these terms.

The ink in Crossmodal is a metaphor for this process: on its journey from video tape to audio tape, the ink learns and imparts the spatial qualities, textural qualities, shape, colour, and musicality of its environment through the soundtrack.

The VCR and cassette player are symbolic for vision and sound, and represent their cognitive crossmodal relationship.