The Latin word ‘plex’ (from plicare) means ‘folded’ or ‘wrapped’. ’Complex’ makes up a whole that is more than the sum of its constituent parts. Because the relations between those parts are complicated, the end result can never be fully explained or predicted. It just appears, every time again.
Our society is characterised by a high degree of complexity. Amongst the numerous factors that have contributed to this are digitalisation, globalisation and migration. The hallmark of many social and cultural domains appears to be a sharper awareness of multiplicity that has been the starting point for the development of models, methods and processes to generate a certain amount of readability and clarity.
The exhibition Multiplicity consists of representations of multiplicity or complexity, and images that are themselves, owing to their structure, multiple. In general, what is meant by complexity is the number of different functions that make up a system and in what degree they are dependent of each other. Or else: a property of a system that can’t be deduced from any of the seperate components but only from the system or model as a whole. Complex systems can’t be reduced to the sum of their components; so the way they appear or emerge can never be fully predicted.
Curators: Jerry Galle, Bas van den Hurk and Frank Maes.
Eylem AladoganMorehshin Allahyari & Daniel RourkeKp Brehmer Hedwig BrouckaertJo CaimoWerner CuvelierSue FergeJerry GalleDe GeuzenRachel KoolenAtelier Pica PicaEran Schaerf & Eva MeyerChris SwartThomas SwinkelsBas van den Hurk & Koen Delaere
Simultaneously with Multiplicity, Emergent presents THE ALGORISTS, a cabinet exhibition with work from pioneers in computer art.
Curated by Jerry Galle and Peter Beyls.
Guided tour in the form of a discussion between the three curators, on Saturday August 27th 2016 from 4 pm till 6 pm
Lecture given by Frank Maes, with the subtitle Complexity and Self Organisation in the Arts, on Saturday September 3rd from 7pm till 8:30 pm
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