Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind
- By: Kay Seong Ngoo
The human brain is regarded by many as one the most intriguing human organs. In London, at least two groups have tried to unravel this mysterious anatomical structure. Artists and medical scientists have collaborated in Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind, offering the artists interpretation of the brains structure and functions, aided by the works and historical collections of scientists.
Head On is based on three broad themes: the anatomy of the brain, models of the brain, and the relation between the inside and outside of the head. The onus is on the visitors themselves to understand the brain by suggesting that, “we might understand more about the brain by seeking than by finding results.”
Head On displays the work of eight contemporary artists supported by the Wellcome Trust. Using modern imaging, photographic, and audiovisual techniques, the artists offer different perspectives of how we sense the world. Artistic