Cave is a collaborative artscience project that merges the ‘mind’ of 35,000 year old cave art with state-of-the-art brain research. An interdisciplinary research team composed of faculty and student artists and scientists from Montana State University and the University of Missouri, Kansas City is busy creating a truly interactive installation in which light and sound elements are controlled by participant brainwaves. Using current neurofeedback technology, participant physiological responses to their surrounding environment will simultaneously inform the environment, projecting fluctuating sound and color fields that blur the perceptual boundaries between sensation and creation. Evoking the deeply spiritual and communal nature of early artistic centers such as Chauvet-Pont-D’Arc cave, the installation will echo cultural memory and bridge the origins of art with the latest advances in neuroscience.
At the Holter Museum of Art, we are excited to share this cutting-edge exhibition with our Montana community. Through it, we hope to spark meaningful dialogue about the deep, natural interconnectivity found across intellectual disciplines and humanity.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website