Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Science meets Art: Brainforest

The first time I discovered this installation piece, I was really intrigued about it and the seemingly chaotic, tangled spiderweb of stuff. What WAS this? This is Brainforest. It's a room that currently exists in the Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.

The installation mimics the appearance of the human nervous system through cord, twine and rope. The beauty of a creative spark takes on the form of a variety of materials from toys, to leaves and feathers. It’s such a lovely and poetic way to express the beauty of an idea, an inspiration, a thought at the time it takes place in your brain.

I loved this quote from the artist: “In the rain forest of the brain, the bio-diversity of thoughts proliferates and the intellect's short-circuits whirr in your eyes. Needless to say, as time goes by the circuits get tired and nervous; there are burn-outs and failures. But chance creates the most sparkling ideas.”


Here are some images...

It does somewhat remind me a little bit of the mobiles and paintings by Joan Miro. Your thoughts?

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