A Science of Singularities
Arts based research and democratic imagination practices
Interdisciplinary artistic research
Science of Singularities has the goal to leverage democratic imagination practices for improving our ways of living together in this world.
Science of Singularities creates experiential spaces, collaborative processes, work-in-progress installations and publishing formats that – including local and international residents, artists and scholars – allow to collaboratively employ interdisciplinary and artistic forms of knowledge to trigger democratic imagination and reinvent the social and political setting.
The collaborative dimension
The research processes initiated by Science of Singularities activate collaborative procedures. In the framework installations and interventions the laboratory invite diverse social groups such as pupils, students, politicians, artists, scholars and any local resident to discuss, think, write and create together.
It defies the traditional conception of a subject behind knowledge and art production and hence questions the ownership of knowledge. Instead it realizes heuristic and poetic creation as a shared and self-organised process that fosters collective intelligence, imagination and democratic agency.
The democratic imagination
It is a methodological approach that uses artistic practices and ‘operations’ to render them available for the collective imaginative production in order to stimulate social invention of a different present and future.
Science of Singularity introduces a radical deconstruction of patterns of thought and sedimented beliefs and pursues poetical and aethetic strategies in a critical manner. So a form of imagination is created that is democratic in a profound sense, radically inclusive.
(e)labOratorio – Systems at Play in the Noosphere – Clea (Brussels) 4-7 October 2023
Entangled Matters – Vonderau Museum Fulda (Germany) – 11-15 July 2023
Altereurope materialises as a Future Manufactory, a space for collective reflection, creation and discussion, in which artists and citizens are involved in a shared exercise of democratic imagination to produce alternative visions and concept for the future.
The Table of Matters
On the Table of Matters collections of materials are displayed on a shared working table, where they can be appropriated and rewritten by the participants in a collaborative exchange using a given protocol of operations, drawn from artistic creation processes.