Neural Architecture no. 6

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Hand sewn plastic bathmats, incandescent light, sensors, spy cameras, pocket televisions, baby monitors, magnifying lenses, video, CCTV

Neural Architecture no. 6 was the final installation in the series of nervous systems for buildings. A labyrinth of communication channels weaves through the galleries of Nashville’s 1930’s former Post Office-turned-art center. This last network is the most like a brain, integrating Neural Architecture’s visual and eavesdropping senses-closed circuit video allows viewers to observe themselves and spy on other visitors, and baby monitors built into the network transmit sound to acoustical satellite clusters throughout the building- and sorting information into live “experience” and recorded “memory.”