Conference, 12 may 1993, Paraplufabriek ,Nijmegen.
I have talked about 50 minutes about the developments in what is
called chaos theory in science. Little by little the audience understood
that determinism and unpredictability doesn't have to exclude one another.
That, often order is hidden in what is considered to be chaotic. That,
complex systems; a combination of order and chaos, can emerge on their
own. And finally, that chaos isn't negative, but a condition for renewal
and so for life.
This conference wasn't meant as an explanation of my art work, but as
a work on its own. It was one of the many forms one can distract from the
chaotic. By means of the conference I moved on the border of the art system.
I included something into it what was strange to it. According to chaos
theory the consequences af such an act are unpredictable. But without disturbance,
every system would loose all its possibilities of evolution. So........
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