Arche’ :: Feedback_Society


ARCHE- Architecture of the Universe, Pavilion 0\3
curated by Tomasz Wendland and Harro Schmidt

Florencia Brück, Javier Krasuk, and Harro Schmidt.

June 19, 2021
18:00 hs

GAD SPACE 04 (Giudecca Art District)
211 Giudecca, CAP 30133, Venice, Italy

From 19th of June to 15th of July 2021, Feedback_Society, an immersive installation by Florencia Brück, Javier Krasuk and Harro Schmidt for ARCHE- Architecture of the Universe, GAD – Giudecca Art District, with the support of Isorropia Homegallery.

In a historical period in which human interactions are drastically reduced worldwide, the vision of the future arises from the introspection generated by isolation. Art allows you to visit the future by imagining it in constantly evolving forms and movements.

In a timeless context rich in architecture, surrounded by a multiverse space, Feedback Society creates an immersive installation projecting the visitor into an infinite space that lives of the vision of being in the immediate future and of self-perception of living in the past.

The installation is a fusion of analog-digital monochromatic projections that portray a visual perception that transcends the physical limits of gravity, space, size and time; an infinite repetitive recurrence, constantly redefined by analog optical simulations altered by the presence of the spectator.

The visitors observes themselves from behind and flipped upside-down and gradually this reflected feedback modifies the audience’s self-awareness, involving them in a continually offered yet repeatedly displaced ‘now’.

In this context the team of artists has deliberately created a participatory experience by casting the visitor as the subject of the work and opening an echo chamber for selfies and social media activities for the #FeedbackSociety.

Florencia Brück, Javier Krasuk and Harro Schmidt have already had the opportunity to collaborate on the occasion of the Venice Biennale in 2019 with the project “Far from Home” realizing a generative artistic installation. The three artists, although they work in the field of multidisciplines, each with different artistic peculiarities, from their union come ideas and creative applications that open new horizons.

Arche’ collaborations and partnerships:

  • Gdansk University of Technology,
  • Poland Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Alanus University of Arts & Social Science Alfter, Germany
  • Music Academy Poznan, Poland
  • Art Academy in Szczecin, Poland
  • Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice
  • Academy of Fine Art in Krakow
  • Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Nakanojo Biennale, Japan
  • The Faculty of Fine Arts University Ostrava
  • Art Association Kunsthalle Hannover
  • Germany Synthetic Mediart Festival Taipei, Taiwan
  • Waley Art, Taiwan
  • Cultural Industry Association

Arche’ Artists:

Jude Anogwih, Bebyond, Igor Benca, Florencia Bruck, Chien-Chi CHANG, Fan Chih-Ming, Jakub Cikała, Sławomir Brzoska, Wuttin Chansataboot, dancing, Company Landerer, Hendryk Claussen, Elektro Moon Vision, Filip Gajewski,David Rodriguez Gimeno, Chen Hsin-Wei, Zbyněk Janáček, Pavel Korbička &Lucie Vítková, Róbert Makar, Sevcik, B, David Mozny, Ulrika Eller-Rüter, Andrzej Fasiecki, Clemens Fürtler, Patricija Gilyte, Andrzej Głowacki, Andreas Guskos, Michał Janocha, Wojciech Kaszuba, Grzegorz Klaman, Kosaara and people, Chin-Yun KUO, Lambda Esemble, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Lu Bo-Hang & Su Yi-Hsuan, Javier Krasuk, Arkadiusz Marcinkowski, Renato Nicolodi, Marjam Oskoui, Chen Pin-Chen (Yea Chen), Wu Po-Yao, Ella Raidel, rektor, Harro Schmidt, Marek Sibinský, Ran Slavin, Patrik Ševčík, Yu-Hsin SU, Katarzyna Taborowska, Tajny_projekt, Risa Takita, Leszek Tetla, Ilka Theurich, Tao Ya-Lun, Trans-for-Matha Ensemble, Andrea Uváčiková, Sanae Yamada, Shih Yi-Shan, Urich Lau Wai-Yuen, Tomasz Wendland

Arche (/’ar:ki/; Antient Greek ἀρχή) is a Greek word with primary senses “beginning”, “origin” or “source of action” (εξ’ ἀρχής: from the beginning, οr εξ’ ἀρχής λόγος: the original argument), and later “first principle” or “element”. By extension, it may mean “first place, power”, “method of government”, “empire, realm”, “authorities”

(in plural: ἀρχαί), “command”. The first principle or element corresponds to the “ultimate underlying substance” and “ultimate undemonstrable principle”

Man, like a fish in a spherical aquarium, is immersed in his limited, though transparent environment of time and space. Despite its apparent isolation, it is found in many interpenetrating dimensions and parallel realities of the universe.

In another, identical aquarium, a different, identical fish floats in water, whose shape is determined by a glass ball. Despite the fact that both vessels are transparent, both fishes probably do not see each other and do not perceive the surrounding environment as a continuation of their reality. And they probably don’t communicate, but sometimes theybehave identically like to two photons at distant poles of the universe.

Science and technology, but also art continually verify knowledge and lead consciousness beyond the horizon of our events, in simultaneous realities, into the multidimensionality of the universe, discovering dark matter (over 80% of the mass of the universe), quantum entanglement, primery numbers or the fifth fundamental force. Art explores an image whose creation becomes an irreversible fact, even more intriguing when it remains beyond the horizon of interpretation. It seems then to be an expression of a certain logos, an element of unnoticed reality. The uncovered microscopic fragment of the virus allows complete reconstruction of its geometric form. The image, on the other hand, signals the appearance of another, possible structure, but does not explain it.

By describing and creating mathematical and geometric models of the universe, we have created, or maybe only discovered, cyber space, virtual reality, augmented reality, which have become the place of our parallel identity, the second hacked aquarium.

If the building block of the universe is information (Logos), from which matter arose, then the term Information Architecture is an archetype and, like the fractal dynamic structure of its development.

Information architecture connects our universe and its environment – other universes, into one whole. While one of the possible connectors of the universe’s architecture is the so-called a wormhole leading to other parallel realities, dark matter is everywhere.

If information is the basic building block of the universe, then both the glass balls, the water filling them, the space between them, the light penetrating them, the fish, and also we are information – the Logos.

Arché in Greek means primordial and primeval cause (Greek: ρχή). In pre-Socratic philosophy, arche is the root cause of all beings and the essential material – the substance from which all things originated. According to the Ionian philosophers of nature, arché is the primary guiding principle of the cosmos (Greek: κόσμος)”, for Thales arché. is water, for Anaxymander – infinity, for Anaxymenes – air, for Democritus – atom, for Pythagoras – number.

Hence today’s concept of Information Architecture is probably the most holistic vision of the universe and man in both material and metaphysical dimensions.

The post pandemic perspective of our civilization makes us realize that we are not alone on our planet and in our virtual world. The virus, as another “intelligence”, strategy and structure of life, reveals another dimension and an important clue in the search for a place for man in the architecture of the universe.

In order to implement the project, program and financial cooperation was established with Asia Manchester Triennale, Mediteranean Biennale in Haifa, Nakanojo Biennale in Japan, Kunsthalle Faust in Hanover and with universities whose conference due to pandemics, we have to transfer to next year in Venice.

Dsc. Tomasz Wendland

THE_SPACE_WE_LIVE_IN is the title of the 2021 project, a rich series of 12 exhibitions, talks, performances, curatorial projects, installations, which will take place in gad spaces from 21 May to the end of December, involving and connecting the various expressive mediums of contemporary art with the study of architectural space and science.

The “Space we live in” understood in a physical sense, of the “of living the house or the city”, in the contemporaneity and recent history, the “know-how” as a means of preserving cultural identity and at the same time as the main means of progress and response to the emergencies of the current century. 
But at the same time extending the sense of “The space in which we live” to the anthropic dimension, understood as the relationship between the human being and the human being, in the social and political codification of co-exist, and finally understood as a study of the relationship between man and nature, both in the intimate dimension of being, of the continuous and constant relationship between action and reaction, between development and eco-sustainability. 

Between Psyche and Techne. 

What is really disturbing is not that the world is turning into a complete domain of technology. More disturbing is that man is not prepared for this radical change. And even more disturbing is that we are not able to reach, through meditative thinking, an adequate comparison with what is really emerging in our age.

M.Heidegger – The Abandonment (1959)