[ISEA2010] Artists Talk: Lucas Evers & Susanne Jaschko – Process as Paradigm

Artists Statement

The exhibition Process as Paradigm poses a bold thesis: process – nonlinear and non-deterministic – has become one of the major paradigms in contemporary art and culture. Here we mean process based art in contrast to the process art of the sixties and seventies that was all about performance, the here and now, the ritual, the artist conducting the process, whereas we use the term in a different way: process as a property or behavior of a system, be it nature, society, culture or art.

This paradigm reflects the fact we have ever better means, concepts and technology to observe reality. As a result we have both a deeper understanding but simultaneously realise reality is far more difficult to master. Reality is an all-entangling process that holds many uncertainties – of which we are part.

  • Lucas Evers (NL) is head of the e-Culture programme of Waag Society in Amsterdam, he is interested and involved in projects where art, science, design and the societal meet, extending the e of e-Culture to a wider range of technology informed arts and their representations of, meaning for and effects on society. waag.org
  • Moritz Wehrmann (DE) studies Media Art (MFA) at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. His points of interest are the links between information, space, and human cognition. In his works he explores and uses characteristics of various media and material. Susanne Jaschko (DE) is curator of contemporary art and based in Berlin, Germany. Her curatorial practice focuses on experimental art which goes beyond art as commodity and renews the concept of art and its social and cultural functions. She regularly lectures and writes about contemporary art that relates to her curatorial practice. sujaschko.de

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