8–28 December - Artpool P60
I’ve been told that the Malays drill holes in the bamboo stalks that grow in their forests. When the wind blows, they lie on the ground to listen to the symphonies produced by these gigantic Aeolian harps. The strange thing is that each listener hears a unique tune and a unique harmony, all according to the whim of the wind. (August Strindberg, 1894.)
opening: excerpts from Kristóf Weber’s chance opera titled “Nice Air” with opera singer Zsuzsanna Fülöp [video]
Chance works by Hungarian artists
(Sándor Altorjai, András Bernát, András Braun, Miklós Erdély, Gábor Erdélyi, György Galántai, Tibor Gáyor, András Gál, István Haraszty, Dezső Korniss, András Lengyel, Zsigmond Károlyi, Dóra Maurer, Lajos Szabó, Szirtes András, Endre Tót and András Wolsky) - [MTV1/video]
and art quantums subjected to
the network construction titled CHANCE FUTURE
from the areas of international humourism, provincialism, epigonism, dilettantism, ethnism and Fluxus. A world with subatomic particles, molecules, photons, protons and quarks teeming in its ultramicroscopic domains and electrons racing at seemingly infinitesimal speed; where the dimension, space, is shrunk to such a degree that it blends into time.
Blind fate prevails in these systems,
the present does not necessarily determine the future exactly.
Arthur Koestler sees a deep connection between humour and scientific discovery. A fundamental feature of both is revealing the link between seemingly unconnected things.