Space Filler

Debrecen, Hungary, 2020

Artist: Viktor Vicsek

According to Stephen Wolfram’s theory, who started his research using the cellular automaton that models several aspects of the real world accurately, and that served as the main inspiration behind the artwork; whenever we encounter a complex phenomenon, we expect it to be the outcome of complex mechanisms as well. We are, however, mistaken – simple programs that exist on all levels of nature can also produce complexity. These programs are the key to everything. In tracing back from complex systems to simple principles, humans are inspired by their desire for understanding, however, they try to simplify surrounding mechanisms in vain as those will always coagulate into complex phenomena. The site-specific installation was created along this principle, using self-made LED tubes.

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