Memory Trace (2012)
Photographic di-bond, timed LED lights
11 June 2012 – 21 June
Gayle Chong Kwan developed 'Memory Trace' through conversations with Professor Eleanor Maguire about her research on how the hippocampus grows in the brains of London taxi drivers in order to accommodate in-depth experiential and relational spatial knowledge. She created London skyline out of illustrations and drawings of the hippocampus and brain sourced from research at the Wellcome Trust archive. During the day the landscape reveals historic attempts to record and visualise the workings of the brain, whilst at night the it fades into silhouette and LED lights bring the spatial journeys and neural pathways to the fore.