The Butterfly in the Brain

Suzanne Anker

The Butterfly in the Brain ,
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The Butterfly in the Brain is the name of an exhibition that referenced the human nervous system. It consisted of a series of digital prints that employs the image of a brain that has been produced by MRI technology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used in medicine to picture organs of the body through strong magnetic fields. Using this image of the brain as a template, a single butterfly is superimposed on the image in addition to various ink blots (some are Rorschach ink blots; some not). While the inkblots differ in shape, the butterfly remains constant, but the overlapping ink blots alter the shape of the winged insect.
  • genres
    • bioart
      • genetic art
    • conceptual art
    • digital animation
    • installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • cartography
      • code
      • history of science
      • microscopy
      • neuroscience
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • art history
      • gaze
      • grids
      • perspective
    • Body and Psychology
      • agency
      • dreams
      • self awareness
    • History and Memory
      • ancestors
      • collective memory
      • modern era
      • teleology
    • Media and Communication
      • information
      • print media
    • Nature and Environment
      • DNA
      • Nature
    • Society and Culture
      • civilization
      • communities
      • digital identity
      • information society
      • migration
      • urban space
    • Technology and Innovation
      • digitization
      • history of technology
      • intelligent environment
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