Cortex, 2012

Cortex was installed under the vaulted ceiling forming part of the National Library in Valletta. The site was not randomly chosen. The library is an architectural symbol of human knowledge, a place filled with books encompassing different disciplines and matters pertaining to the human intellect. Hanging beneath the ceiling and lit with a subtle blue light, the installation is made of sheets of acrylic joined together to look like a human brain structure. However, none of the irregularly cut, acrylic slices correspond to the human brain. Each slice comes from a different mammalian brain: the rhesus monkey, the goat, the horse, the zebra, the Californian sea lion, and several others.

Photo: Cortex installed during ‘Science in the City’ festival in Valletta, Malta.

  • September 15, 2012