CASCADING BIFURCATIONS - FinaleSaturday 30 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Decisions are the outcome of the interplay of fate and freedom; circumstances beyond one’s control bring one to a crossroads where a decision must be made. As the moment of decision draws near, certainty becomes a vague memory and equilibrium remains a distant dream.
Systems far-from-equilibrium approach the point of transition between two alternative patterns or orders, where change occurs when the organizational symmetry of structure dissolves.
While the uncertainty associated with the “choice” or “decision” occurring at the bifurcation point remains irreducible, the realization of one rather than another alternative reduces uncertainty and thereby increases information.
Once symmetry is shattered and equilibrium lost, bifurcations can cascade until they threaten to spin out of control. The more bifurcations proliferate, the more decisions become possible, and the more decisions are made the greater the changes in the system…Poised at the bifurcation point, it is impossible to predict the consequences of the choice of one rather than another alternative. Though we know decisions have consequences, we never know the consequences of a particular decision before the leap occurs.
(Mark C. Taylor - The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture)
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We have the pleasure to invite you to the opening finale of
A chain reaction, an explosion -
Starting with 24 August each artist was allocated a 24 hr time slot to respond to the situation developing at tête.
24. Adrian Schiesser
25. Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson
26. Susanne Kohler
27. Matthias Mayer
28. Adrian Lohmüller
29. Peter Jap Lim
30. Hester Oerlemans
An accumulative process initiated by Adrian Schiesser