The vertebral Silence

10 Dec 2015 – 30 Jan 2016

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Tursday - Sunday 12-6pm

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About translation, or rather how from translation more information emerges


Adriana Ramić's work takes the form of multiple prints on fabric of agar e coli terrain traversed by the sole surviving descendants of the Columbia shuttle crash; C. elegans worm

The shuttle had about 60 scientific experiments on board, with a number involving animals, including insects, spiders, fish, bees and silk worms.

An alternative to hieroglyphic softness

Finding the origins of life in a drying puddle

Flies and people were just variations on a theme of how to build a body that was laid down in some worm-like creature in the Cambrian period.

If we could “upload” or roughly simulate any brain, it should be that of C. elegans.

Requiem for an Ancient Tongue Worm, a small creature with a tiny brain that opens the door

Harm van den Dorpel's work is presented in various mediums; 3 touch-sensitive screens mounted on printed acrylic (Raspberry pi running interactive learning software), collages and heat reactive film canvases.

Translation from A to B
generates C.

Is C a byproduct, noise, leftover or does it contain some essence of communication? Any change of structure and context transforms into new content (duh). It is a protestant assumption that form and content can be separated anyway.

Whatever makes sense has better chances of being true.

Is everything that makes less sense then automatically more likely to be false? For sure (?) not. However, when an assumption is made lacking clear argumentation, the action is quickly dismissed as suspicious and random.



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