We Just Don't Know - Finding Ways to Loosen Certainties
At this seminar, the group is offered an experiment in thinking. Our questions circle around the apparent clash between the logic of scientific thinking and the imagination of the arts - and how these might disturb and stimulate each other. Both science and art rely heavily on metaphor to concretize abstract ideas - and these metaphors become necessary invitations to re-examine our understanding of reality. The way we name things, and our freedom to do so, is key to our perception of the world. Therefore to engage in any major shift of world-view (or to stimulate one), it is essential that we are skilled and flexible in our use of metaphor - in our naming of things...
How can an artistic thought process be disturbing and useful for our factual, inventive and scientific ideas? What is a healthy suspicion of the poverty of metaphors? What happens when we attempt to 'show' what we 'know'?
In this seminar Kate McIntosh gives an individual and playful provocation on these questions. The event begins with a performance lecture, and concludes with an investigative experiment-game for the participants.
Concept, text and delivery: Kate McIntosh
Originally commissioned by PACT Zollverein (DE) for the 'Explorationen 10' conference