Over Observation

Open Mind, 2014
Yoan Capote

From a blurb:

A labyrinth based on a drawing of the human brain in which people can walk through. As they walk around the maze, participants are metaphors for neurons transmitting information. This work inspires dialogue on the interrelation among people.
The Yoan Capote "brain" might be interesting from way high up from some window in the surrounding high rises — you would then see its layout. It is worth noting that from the ground, you are able to come in and wander around in any direction — the "brain" didn't have the traditionally preordained paths of a labyrinth. The cerebral part done in silver sat above the anchoring poles. I suspect that given the appropriate mass of people milling about with the requisite illumination from cellphones one could be led to reflect upon firing synapses. (I offer pictoral evidence of the crowd-brain analogy http://www.urbantoronto.ca/news/2014/10/toronto-transformed-capturing-nuit-blanche-2014-photos but even this documentary evidence of moving people as firing neurons would benefit from a crane shot.)

And so for day 1206