“Life of a Neuron” exhibit integrates art, science and technology into stunning projected digital forms of art
The Artechouse located in Washington DC gives a chance to experience an innovative new way at digital art.
Their new exhibit is called “Life of a Neuron” and runs from Sept. 27th to Nov. 28th. The exhibit is a beautiful imaginative experience which centers on the human brain and it’s experience.
The artists who created the digital experience worked alongside top scientists and The Society of Neuroscience to create an accurate interpieteition of neurons and human brian.
The exhibits carries themes and artwork that involve human experience, addiction, perception and stress.
The main focal point of the exhibit featured a room covered in projections of moving digital depictions of neurons starting from pre-birth and it’s journey as it ages and goes through the human experience all the way until death.
The very unique and colorful projections are consistently changing over the 20 minute course of the experience. Along with the incredible visuals the room includes audio that helps carry out the story.The piece’s concept and creative director are Sandro Kereslidze and Riki K.
Another one of the pieces from the exhibit included was a piece involving addiction. The piece is named “Imposter” and was created by artist Gill Castro and lead scientist Eric Nestler.
It included a separate room and had multiple different versions of neurons across multiple screens. Each screen showed a neuron that has gotten progressively worse as the brain struggles with addiction.
The most distorted neurons which were the ones that had undergone the most and longest struggle of addiction and features three different screens on the top of the exhibit overcasting above the rest. This artwork helped show some of the neurological effects of addiction overtime.
The other pieces of the exhibit include themes of the effects of stress on the brain, vision and how the brain changes what we see and how different cells and neurons react to our every movement.
“What’s fascinating and groundbreaking about this collaboration and the narrative we are telling with Life of a Neuron is the ability to have the audience experience something that is happening inside all of us in a new, artistic way that still speaks to the human experience” said the co-founder and chief creative officer of Artechouse Sandro Kereslidze in a statement on the Artechouse website
The variety of the digital artwork is something very unique to the Artechouse as it includes many one of a kind works from all around the world, multiple interactive digital experiences, moving sculptures and extended reality by the Artechouse’s app. Getting a chance to see such a beautifully done immersive art experience was well worth the trip.
The exhibit was well done and integrated art science and technology into a very entertaining and informative experience.
“What I find so exciting about this exhibit is that it is the first of its kind to use data like this to bring key neuroscience principles to life,” John Morrison from the Society for Neuroscience said in another statement on the Artechouse website.
Some of the well known artists who helped create these amazing digital works are Synthestruct, Riki K, Akiko Yamashita, Gil Castro, Maurice Benayoun, Alvaro Cassinelli, and Server Demirtas.
Some of the scientist who worked alongside these artists are John Morrison, Dani Dumitriu, William Jansen, Corrada Cali, Matt Wimsatt, Eric Nestler, Robert Wurtz, Bevil Conway, Patrick Hof, Kristin Anderson, Bruce McEwen, Sila Ultanir and Merina Varghese.
. “This is a chance for us to express, through this art form, the story of ourselves and the life of a neuron present in all of us,” Said Kereslidze
“Through the work of an incredible group of scientists collaborating alongside the exciting group of artists organized by , we’re able to bring to the world an exhibit like no other—artistic interpretations of scientific data and principles to allow the public to experience neuroscience in a whole new way. It is my hope that this exhibit will spark curiosity in those who see it and inspire them to learn more about the universe between their ears.”
Tickets for this one of a kind experience for students are $20, children ages four to fifteen are $17 and all other general admissions are $24.