Wednesday, 1 July 2009


This is definitely what it would be like to be inside a designers mind!

Brainforest is an enchanting installation by Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlingerbut at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan) from 2004. And while I think it would be my ideas way of displaying the madness that is my thought process, their explanation is far more elegant:

"In the rain forest of the brain, the bio-diversity of thoughts proliferates and the intellect's short-circuits whirr in your eyes. Needless to say, as time goes by the circuits get tired and nervours; there are burn-outs and failures. But chance creates the sparkling ideas." - G. Stiener & J. Lenzlingerbut

In third year the design school gave us two interdisciplinary projects with the other departments. Our first project was to define design - our group decided to show how our design process worked in a mess of objects and the way it condensed into coherant ideas. In the end it was a mess as this installation could have been, except it isn't. It's beautiful and elegant and says everything our project wanted, but failed to do.

(This website has more wonderful photographs of the Brainforest.)

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