The enigma of the identical

The mechanisms that allow the reproduction of identical beings intrigue us as much as the ability to produce entirely new beings. The Philosophy, the Science and the Classic arts, based on a stable physical or metaphysical reality concept, considered identity and change as incompatible and a contradictory phenomena. Today, however, we're working on the hypothesis of a meta-stable and contingent reality, full of intrinsic uncertainty and with microsingularities, in which both copy and change are aspects of the same phenomenon: everything can, at least theoretically, be copied but any copying process necessarily involves changes affecting the original, the copy and ecosystems and networks they are part.  

In this conference, Germán Sierra analyses some examples of how contemporary art is developed in this area through proposals such as speculative aesthetics or the aditivist movement.  

Germán Sierra Paredes (La Coruña, 1960) is professor of biochemistry and neuroscience at the University of Santiago de Compostela and author of the novels El espacio aparentemente perdido (Debate, 1996), La felicidad no da el dinero (Debate, 1999), Efectos secundarios (Debate, 2000), Intente usar otras palabras (Mondadori, 2009) and Standards (Pálido Fuego, 2013), in addition to the tales collection Alto voltaje (Mondadori, 2004).  

The conference "The enigma of the identical" is a finissage-activity of the exhibition "Implosió (cel·lular). Carte Blanche for Agustín Fernández Mallo".

11th September 2015 → 11th September 2015