Artist in Residence

Sometimes It Rains Fishes

“This work will question and engage with ideas of immediacy, causality, randomness, and consciousness. The key feed to the study is The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) – an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. The project builds on experiments conducted over the past 35 years at a number of laboratories, suggesting that human consciousness interacts with random event generators (REGs), apparently causing them to produce non-random patterns. During the residency, Oliver Hockenhull will work with a random event generator installed at the Western Front and with data from the GCP. These live data feeds will be used to influence the play of a repository of video images, audio and textual elements speaking to chance, anamolie, synchronicity, and the abyss of the implicit.” —Oliver Hockenhull