Rachel Mason at The Festival of the Brain 2023

Rachel Mason works collaboratively to create visual imagery, including photography and moving image. She has shown collaborative projects at Open Eye Gallery and The Turnpike. Rachel is also FACT Liverpool’s Learning Producer, leading on production of FACT’s artistic programme within the Justice System and supporting on the young people’s programme. Whether working on long term projects, facilitating workshops or creating spaces for people to connect, her projects all revolve around establishing a dialogue and working cross disciplinary.

How I See It is a collaborative art project between Rachel and Anita, who has synaesthesia. Her synaesthesia manifests as every single word having a correlating internal image, some photographic and some 3D forms. Most are not a direct link to the word itself, with some words (mainly people’s names) producing a more prominent image, which is easier to articulate than others. This is a process based project learning about synaesthesia, articulation and representation through dialogue and photographic exchange


The Festival of the Brain took place on March 11th 2023 at The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery Rawtenstall. This day long festival featured a variety of guest speakers each of whom presented different areas of expertise and viewpoints all relating to aspects and ideas of the brain.  

The festival took place during Clements solo show ‘Everyone In This Room is Connected to Everyone in this Room’ at the gallery (Feb 24 – May 7 2023) where she explored visual representations of the brain alongside AR and AI interactions and films.

Filming by LGBTV https://www.lgbtv.co.uk

Edited by Jo Clements