The Gallery Liverpool – Stygmergy

Stygmergy-Becs-Andrews-100Independents-short-100 Stygmergy
4 – 11 November 2010

Stygmergy is a mechanism of spontaneous, indirect coordination between agents or actions, where the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a subsequent action, by the same or a different agent. Stygmergy is a form of self-organization. Works by various artists; Becs Andrews, Ruth Dillon, Tony Knox, Filippos Tsitsopoulos, Dave Lawrence,  ManasPatachitra, including photography, performance and multi-media.

Ruth Dillon’s installationscape is about the conflict of memories. Both real and imagined. The cluster of kids playing out the pebble games…the five pebble throw of the dice…juxtaposed with the images of childhood, freeze frames of reality and that constant tussle between the “market” of the tradition and the tradition of the “market.” The tradition of the market  would mean productivity of time and yet the bohemian flourish of time is what makes us creatively dissident…the basic rationale of drifting is what makes tradition subvert the market, re-orient the grammar and re-create the islands of dissidence amongst apparent manicured calm.

Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.

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Ruth Dillon


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