Image by GEOMETRIC STRUCTURE OF THE BRAIN FIBER PATHWAYS, Van Wedeen, Martinos MGH HMS (2012); OLFACTORY BULB, Jason Snyder, University of British Columbia (2011).
Times Square Transformation, Fall 2014
Broadway Plazas btwn 42nd & 47th Streets
In tandem with a Midnight Moment presentation of the same title, this outdoor printed gallery explores the external landscape by drawing analogies between urban architectures, systems, and functions, and those of the brain. Filmmaker Noah Hutton draws upon his association with the leading neuroscience endeavors around the world to present cutting-edge imagery of the brain. The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and Times Square Arts collaborate to display a rotating contemporary art gallery on construction fences.
The Brain City project expands beyond the screens and the construction barriers of Times Square onto a website created by Noah Hutton and Maryam Zaringhalaw that playfully juxtaposes the gorgeous similarities between the urban landscape and the inner pathways of the human brain.
About Noah Hutton
Noah Hutton is a documentary filmmaker working on a fourteen-year film about neuroscience research around the world, including the U.S. BRAIN Initiative, the Human Brain Project, and other major institutes and labs. His first feature documentary, Crude Independence, premiered at SXSW in 2009. In addition to filmmaking, Hutton also writes and curates shows about art and neuroscience. As the founder of the website The Beautiful Brain, he curated the group art show Subjective Resonance Imaging at the 2013 Human Brain Mapping summit, was a featured speaker at the 2013 Association of Neuroaesthetics Symposium at the Vennice Biennale, and co-curated the 2014 Impakt Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.
About Times Square Transformation
Times Square Transformation is a collaborative partnership between Times Square Arts and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), turning construction fences at the crossroads of the world into a large-scale canvas for a rotating contemporary art gallery.
The reconstruction project area encompasses Duffy Square and the Broadway Plazas between 41st and 47th Streets, from Broadway to Seventh Avenue.
To read more about the ongoing Times Square Transformation Project click here.