Are you an Art type with Aphantasia? (Musician, Artist, Writer, Dancer) I’d love to hear your stories!
my name is Victoria Blue I play the French Horn am currently studying for my masters in music performance.
I learned I was Aphantasic just a couple of years again and ever since discovering this portion of my life, I’ve became more and more curious. This curiosity led me to choosing to pursue research into the effects of artistic studies on students with Aphantasia and a lack of an inner monologue. With this gained knowledge, I wish to forge a new approach to pedagogical practice to be more inclusive to these students and all students alike.
I am planning on focusing on this for my DMA cognate and would love to find Artist’s/Musician’s/Dancer’s/Writer’s/etc. that are Aphantasiac. I am also looking for others that are interested in the education and pedagogical side that would like to speak with me about any research they have come across. (Or even just to talk about where are good places to look into the subject!)
I look forward to hearing from anyone that would be interested in sharing their stories with me!
ye, i’ jestm aphantas i jestem aktorem teatru lalek. Jeżli masz jakieś pytania pisz – [email protected]
yes, i’m aphantasic and I’m a puppet theater actor. If you have any questions, write to us – [email protected]
Hi, I’m surely not a professional or anything, but I do like to create art. I’ve always known I had aphantasia, but it wasnt until maybe three years ago I learned of this term for it.
You can email me if you have any questions: [email protected]
I wouldn’t describe myself as a musician, but I enjoy playing & LOVE listening to music – passionately.
Almost to the point of obsessional. I love some forms of art – I enjoy looking (19th century French impressionists, for example). I love words, reading? Less so (reading doesn’t really ‘work’ with aphantasia), but I think, (though I never have actually tried!!) I could write. Cannot draw anything – especially from memory! Am a very self-conscious dancer – though have in recent years lost a few dancing inhibitions – here’s hoping to losing a few more!!!
I am a professional photographer and an amatuer writer.
Like yourself, I also learned I have aphantasia a couple of years ago.
My full time job is photographing ancient art / antiquity and have been writing a novel, on and off, for many years.
I enjoy reading (both actual and audio books) but am terrible at drawing or any other forms of art. I like listening to music but have never had any noteworthy experience of playing music myself. In regards to dancing, only occasionally and after a few too many drinks.
Don’t know if this would be any use to you?
I come from a line of artists, however I cannot draw or paint. The best I can do is stick figures unless I am copying directly and with extreme concentration.
I am however creative in other ways, I studied dancing (ballroom and rock& Roll), music (including violin, piano and guitar), writing (mainly poetry), acting and singing. I am also creative in the kitchen. I have been a sound engineer, lighting designer, a vision mixer and cameraman for live events.
I love/hate reading (I have Dyslexia) and mainly use audio books (since their discovery).
Feel free to reach out at [email protected] if you have any questions.
I’m an artist with my MFA and I’m a professor of graphic design and fine art. I have Aphantasia. I never imagine pictures in my head. They just are. I feel like the information and creative flow are so fast that there is no need for images. Ever have someone secretly looking at you and you can just feel it and you turn and look? Thats how I imagine things. It is that quick and its like an understood energy that just is. If I slow it down to explain my thought then it is a verbal experience but without words when it is described to myself. So tell me to create a 4 eyed dragon , orange with 10 spikes, etc… and I never see it, as it just is – I can draw it too with no struggle.
Hello Victoria, I am Kristylynn. I’m currently working on a degree in New Media Art at SUNY Purchase. I’m also very interested in meeting other artists/musicians/writers who have aphantasia, and I’m open to sharing my experiences and stories. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find much research in my personal studies, though if you’re doing future research I’m willing to help as a participant.