Curated by: Sepideh Majidi
Assistant to Curator: Maure Coise
Programed by: Sepideh Majidi- David Roden- Maure Coise
Advisors: David Roden, Martin E. Rosenberg, Maure Coise, Anna Longo, Adam Berg, Reza Negarestani Inigo Wilkins, Alexander Wilson, Mattin, Sepideh Majidi
Organized by Foreign Objekt, Posthuman Art Laboratory, Posthuman School
Gallery and Presentation Spaces:
VIRTUAL: Foreign Objekt, Posthuman Art Network, New Art City
(Zero Ocean Collective)
SPACE OF LOCAL(E)S
The first, sketchy prototype of the agent—the “O0”—is an observer with an organic vessel constrained by self-organization, limited by her cognitive conditions and local ground on the terrestrial sphere. These conceptual grounds provide a space for the observer to reflect upon, and generate subjective and objective forms of realities, which might be simulations of the environment in which the agent inhabits.
The central relation between the O0 and the world brings about the possible existence of other centers into the narrative; many other centers, infinite vessels, capsules, containers, islands and agents, pure, composed, and self-contained, forever separate and invisible to one another, piling up and streaming in the fog. The fog is carrying them in the universal flux. The fog—what Kant demonstrated as a source of sensory perceptual illusion--fills the space between locals, blocking one from the other.
From here we go to relations between all these infinite locale/s, as they exist in many dimensions, and how each locale is harnessing and transforming this relational force and system to construct its local ground anew. (This is a very hellish space).
In the next stage, the agent, with the help of her particular transcendental structure--her available resources for navigation--discovers the movement of the vessel in the perilous space of the outside, without her protection shield or her current horizon of perception. The observer uses the transcendental structure to see herself back in the safe space of locale/s simultaneously, as it's already in the stream of locals.
In the following stage, the Observer--O0--understands the defect and the limitation of her local space or particular transcendental constitution.
She also discovers the possibility of expansion within the infinite.
STRUCTURES AND DYNAMICS (Early Stages)
From there, after the locals and spheres, we are introducing formal/inferential structures with sounds (mathematical models) to navigate the fog space. Also, we have the differential states of frequency as we progress into the abyss of fog/frequency.
By introducing these states-we can speculate on the conditions of the possibility of other forms of agents and aliens in a Kantian sense.
Prior to that, we are dealing with the space of locals in terms of monadic non-space. Here the edge is the mediation itself–-the agents with specific forms of intuition—in a Boltzmanian sense.