Sunday, March 29, 2009

Big Blue Brain

Chris Christoffels and José Roland's giant inflated polyester brain, installed atop the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, for the exhibition "InstruMENTAL"

"A giant human brain will hover above the museum’s roof-top terrace with its panoramic view of the city. Like a symbol of thought, the installation will be visible from near and far, and will reinforce the listed building’s physical presence. At night, it will resemble a large luminescent blue cloud."

Click here for an interactive web page mapping the various brain regions involved in the perception of rhythm, melody, pitch and timbre. Slightly oversimplified science, but the supremely goofy soundtrack makes up for it.

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