Wednesday is Green

ISTD Student Assessment, 2021

In response to the 2021 ISTD Brief: Putting Things in Order, I devised Wednesday is Green, and other coloured ideas. The publication explores the phenomenon of synesthesia – particularly the subjective correlation between colour and abstract concepts like days of the week – as a means of ordering and sensemaking.

The publication’s centerpiece is an extract from Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir Speak, Memory detailing his experience with synesthesia. The excerpt is then reordered to reflect the “muddy rainbow” of his “private language” - stripping it of meaning to explore some of the senselessness of applying colour to words, despite it being something our brains do quite naturally.

I acknowledge the Gadigal people, who’s unceded land I live and work on. Always was, always will be.

© Sophie French 2024