Kimberly Binns is an Atlanta-based interdisciplinary artist and producer. Her installation was created to accompany Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre’s performances of Step the Brain Along a Path in September 2022. That work, created in partnership with Georgia Tech professor Christopher Rozell, among others, explored neuroscience and the ethics of intervention with AI and other technologies. For her installation, Binns collaborated with Georgia Tech graduate students Abigail Paulson BMED, Kyle Johnson BMED, and Tim Min, Music Technology.
Binns’ artistic statement includes this account of her work’s origins and meaning:
“The creative elements in this lobby installation come directly from the research work completed by Georgia Tech’s neuroscience graduate students. As a visual artist my goal was to reinterpret academic, research-based findings and assets into a creative visual expression that connects the dynamic work of choreographic performance with the dynamic nature of the way the nervous system works within us.”
Binns' work hung in the Westbrook Gallery at the Ferst Center for the Arts from September 9 through November 14, 2022.
Step the Brain Along a Path
Installation Visual Artist: Kimberly Binns
Installation Scientific Composition: Abigail Paulson
Installation Audio Composition: Kyle Johnsen, Tim Min
Installation Scientific Consultant: Christopher Rozell
Performance Choreographer: Troy Schumacher
Performance Lead Creative Team: John Welker, Christopher Rozell, Karen Romelfanger
Performance Projection Artist: Sergio Mora-Díaz
Performance Scientific Consultant: Abigail Paulson
Performance Contributing Researchers: Chethan Pandarinath, Lena Ting, Annabelle Singer, Garrett Stanley, Doby Rahnev
Made possible in part by a grant from the Charles Loridans Foundation.