Smilack aims to capture this experience in her work and express it for people without the condition.
The article discusses why art may be such a good expression of synaesthetic experiences and describes some current research that demonstrates that synaesthetes’ drawings of music were also thought to be a ‘better match’ by people without the condition.
This perhaps suggests that we all have some sort of innate ability to make sense of inter-sensory cross-overs.
Smilack’s films are a particularly striking attempt to capture part of the experience.
The video for Coldcut’s Music 4 No Musicians always struck me as particularly synaesthetic if you’re after an interesting (and very mellow) attempt to link sound and vision.