I wrote this article a little under a month ago for rednow.com. See it there.
What is our brain truly capable of?
They say that we only use 10% of our brain. While this is absolutely untrue, no greater evidence is presented to disprove this than an individual’s abilities to create new and abstract artwork. A perfect example of the brains ability to conjure and design new and truly beautiful works of art is the Berlin firm ART+COM. The project labeled, “Kinetic Rain,” was made for Changi Airport in Singapore and put on display in Terminal 1.
The so dubbed, “kinetic sculpture,” is one of the more stunning art pieces that I have had the pleasure of staring at in a very long time. When I first saw the video of the kinetic sculpture in action, my eyes were held captive. I could not look away from the product produced by this art piece; beauty. It was beautiful…it was wonderful. It additionally caused me to marvel at what the human brain is capable of. As a race, humans have created some fairly horrific things, awful and disgusting things. Still, in the wake of everything bad, there is the ability to create something that causes feet to stop, breaths to hold, hearts to skip, and minds to wonder. Even in the pictures attached to the link display children watching, mouths open, and minds fixed in pure attention.
Moments of complete captivation pay homage to the creator. When eyes are widened in awe and anticipation, an art piece is genuinely honored and appreciated in hushed silence. There is something strangely pure and beautiful about “Kinetic Rain” that causes you to stop and smell the proverbial roses and causes you to truly appreciate the wonder of the human brain and all the beauty that it is capable of. To know what I am talking about, you’ll just have to experience it for yourself. See it here.