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