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Amanda Wood // Robustness To Uncertainty



Fri, Jul 31st, 2020 to Sat, Sep 12th, 2020


5:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Robustness to Uncertainty A handwoven score When threatened, groups of starlings display robustness to uncertainty by systematically filtering information to form murmurations or swarms.

Each starling filters out the noise of the others and listens only to the information from their seven nearest neighbours.

Swarms and murmurations are physical gestures that allow animals to complete tasks they could not do alone. They are scalable, self- organizing, and responsive, like a multi-core processor or a music score.

With time, light, thread and gravity as her materials, Vancouver artist Amanda Wood, carefully considers physical gesture, digital space and self-organizing systems.

Can we freeze time to discover ourselves in relation to physical and digital experiences? How can a physical gesture represent the remnants of an action: a murmuration, the swell of a piece of music, the forces of gravity, the gradations of a shadow, a conversation, movement through digital space?


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

421 Cawston Ave, Unit 103, Kelowna


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