Artist duo turn ancient fibre art into giant interactive installation in KL

Artists Hafizah Borhan (left) and Charmaine Kamal were inspired by neurons in the human brain to create the weaved tunnel installation in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Maggie Samsudin

The next time you take a leisurely stroll – when the pandemic and MCO situation permits – along Kuala Lumpur’s River of Life waterfront, don’t be surprised to see a giant red and blue hanging tunnel that might remind you of a certain internal organ.

This giant interactive art installation, called The Brain Project, by artists Charmaine Kamal and Hafizah Borhan is made up of steel, steel wires, braided nylon and rubber ropes using the macramé technique (an ancient crafting technique that uses knots).

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