Rebecca Kamen:  Portal  |  NeuroCantos

NeuroCantos Installation, 2015
NeuroCantos Installation, 2015

NeuroCantos Installation (detail), 2015 Greater Reston Arts Center Reston, Virginia

NeuroCantos, 2015
NeuroCantos, 2015

NeuroCantos, 2015 Acrylic on mylar, fossil Size variable

NeuroCantos (detail), 2015
NeuroCantos (detail), 2015

NeuroCantos (detail), 2015 Acrylic on mylar fossil 32” x 32”

Points of Light, 2015
Points of Light, 2015

Points of Light, 2015 Collaboration with poet, Steven J. Fowler Silkscreen Print: Lily Press LLC Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia

Lobe, 2015
Lobe, 2015

Lobe, 2015 Collaboration with poet, Steven J. Fowler Silkscreen Print: Lily Press LLC Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virgini

NeuroCantos Installation, 2015
NeuroCantos Installation, 2015

NeuroCantos Installation (detail), 2015 Greater Reston Arts Center Reston, Virginia

NeuroCantos Installation, 2015
NeuroCantos Installation, 2015

NeuroCantos Installation (detail), 2015 Greater Reston Arts Center Reston, Virginia

NeuroCantos Installation, 2015
NeuroCantos Installation, 2015

NeuroCantos Installation (detail), 2015 Greater Reston Arts Center Reston, Virginia

Continuum Installation Walk-through Video
Created by videographer and editor William Dempsey, this video walks the viewer through an installation including Portal and NeuroCantos at GRACE in Reston, Virginia.

Creator's Statement:
 

Within NeuroCantos, which translates loosely to “brain song,” the suspended, intricately cut cone-shaped sculptures represent the complexity of neuronal networks in the brain, and the ability of these networks to transform chemical and electrical signals into patterns of perception. Below the cones are circular, overlapping cutout shapes symbolizing the similarity of patterns at both the micro (inner – the brain) and the macro (outer space) level, creating a bridge through patterns between astrophysics and neuroscience. Placed in the center of the circular forms are rocks mimicking similar shapes, and representing a connection to nature. These patterns are similar to those found within inner and outer space.