Gábor Goda SWARM

– study, i.e. the anatomy of decisions

 9th and 10th of December 2017, 8 PM 

 

Art creation is understood primarily as a tool for experiencing the process of (re)cognition at Artus.

We observe, search and share what we have found.  This is what we call a performance; - or rather a study this time.

A swarm is a biological mechanism, which shows signs of collective intelligence in behaviour of the whole system, despite the different specific and self-serving behaviours of the individual members of huge living ecosystems (e.g. ants, bees, birds, fish). Such a behavior results in a number of qualities and features, which can be seen as ignominious and enviable to us humans: indulgence, fault tolerance, self-organization, collaboration, self-healing, quick and efficient communication etc.

But how does a swarm work? How does it communicate and make decisions? Is it the individual choices within it or rather the plurality of choices of individuals that moves and directs the swarm community? Can we think of a swarm as a single and uniform living being?

Likewise, can humanity be seen as a complex living being that could be compared to a swarm? Can we consider each individual as a swarm him/herself, comprised of a multitude of micro-organisms, body cells, emotions and thoughts? 

After all, when a man makes a decision, who or what makes the decision actually?

Performer: Goda Gábor

Dancer: Bakó Tamás

Musicians: Kertész Endre, Mózes Zoltán, Philipp György

Creative collaborators: Kocsis Gábor, Debreczeni Márton

Creative technology: Papp Gábor, Hajdu Gáspár (XORXOR): Papp Gábor

Music leader: Philipp György

Director: Goda Gábor

Special thanks for the creative preparation stage:Baló Dániel, Baricz Xénia, Bodóczky Antal,Csató József, Ferencz Krisztina,Fischer Balázs, Fodor Réka, Heppes Miklós, Ilka Rita, Kenyeres István, Kiss Krisztián, László Lilla, Lukács László, Markovics Zita, Mayer Zita, Nagy Csilla, Nagy Ágoston, Tucker András, Szalay Henriett, Sebestény Ferenc, Veress Flóra

Supported by: EMMI, NKA

Trailer

Critical reviews featured in connection with the performance:

Pintér Viktória: Döntéseiben lakozik az ember

(Pintér Viktória: The home of a man are his decisions)