Opening: 27th October 2011, 7pm
Exhibition: 28th October – 17th December 2011, Mo-Sa 11am – 6pm, Admission is free

Schering Stiftung / Unter den Linden 32-34 / 10117 Berlin / Germany

IRRATIONAL COMPUTING by [intlink id=”777″ type=”page”]Ralf Baecker[/intlink] is an artistic test of material, esthetics and potentials of digital processes. The installation is based on semiconductor crystals – the basic commodity of information technology. The installation in the Project Space of the Ernst Schering Foundation consists of five interlinked modules that use the varied electrical and mechanical particularities and characteristics of crystals and minerals and, through their networking, form a kind of primitive macroscopic signal processor.
“Irrational Computing” is not supposed to “function” – its aim is to search for the poetic elements on the border between “accuracy” and “chaos” amplifying the mystic and magic side of these materials.
IRRATIONAL COMPUTING was developed during a three-month project residency, which was made possible by DOCK e.V. with support from the Ernst Schering Foundation.

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Dienstag, 8.11.2011, 18:30 Uhr
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Universal or Random? Complexity Research Beyond Traditional Disciplines
Dr. Hans H. Diebner
Head of the Performative Science Project – Basic Research At the Interface Between Art and Science at the Institute for New Media (INM), Frankfurt/Main

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Code and Material – Algorithms in Art
Prof. Dr. Georg Trogemann
Professor for Experimental Computer Science & Audio-Visual Media, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
The lectures are in German and will take place at the Ernst Schering Foundation’s premises.