12 December, 2-6pm

Join us for our final event of 2015 to close both the year of The Multiverse and our current residencies with artists Essi Kausalainen, Paul Purgas and Erica Scourti.

Travel from Cambridge station is available for this event. Book via our Eventbrite page here.

Full Sequence Learning

For this event Essi Kausalainen, Paul Purgas and Erica Scourti have developed a framework through which to present and test out new ideas. The event, Full Sequence Learning, stems from the artists’ ongoing discussions on cybernetics and organic systems, the human relationship to the machine, and learning through unknowing and stupidity. 

The day will consist of a series of newly developed performances by the artists, free time activities devised by them, and a summary of the day led by invited contributor Dr Erika Balsom, Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London.

2pm: Welcome refreshments and introduction to the day by Wysing Curator, Lotte Juul Petersen

2.20-2.45pm: 2.20-2.45pm: Performance Wish List by Erica Scourti. Wish List is a live, semi-improvised reading of automatically-generated closed captions from a series of lecture videos in Erica’s watch later playlist on YouTube. An exercise in multi-tasking edutainment, the reading will simultaneously be broadcast live on Periscope for anyone wishing to tune in from home.

2.50-3.10pm: Variations Mutations (Leaps) by Essi Kausalainen is a presentation of a piece that does not exist yet. It is an act of fabulation and hesitation, a platform for future potentials. Created together with the generous assistance of Bettina, Lisa, John, the silk, the wool, the raffia, the quartz, the carnation and other present & absent bodies.

3.10-3.20pm: Break with tea and coffee available

3.20-4.15pm: Free time activities devised by the artists

4.15-4.30pm: Presentation by Paul Purgas working with sound, indeterminacy and chance games alongside a predicative analysis neural network responding through voice using outline algorithms based on the work of the late cybernetician Gordon Pask. Created with NuPIC (Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing), 3D printed bone, CD player, pocket calculator, whiteboard and microphone.

4.30-5pm: Summary session led by Dr. Erika Balsom

5-5.30pm: Questions and discussion

5.30-6pm: Drinks reception

6pm: Ends

Travel from Cambridge station is available for this event. Book via our Eventbrite page here.