Infinite Argument is a large sound installation by Norwegian born New York-based artist Timon Botez. The installation focuses on the regressive nature of confrontation and gives an sensory-acoustic experience of the dynamics that occur between people in conflict. Infinite Argument will be showing at the Jam Handy, 2900 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit from May 17-28 and throughout the Detroit Electronic Music Festival
DETROIT: The Infinite Argument is an orchestra without musicians, deploying a generative software program instead. Botez attempts to drive chaos into something of a compositional piece with a level of movement or narrative that eventually reaches a point of harmony, only to fall back into chaos over and over again.
It is the dynamics of the initial stages of conflict escalation that form the basis of the generative composition in the Infinite Argument. The goal is to create an endless performance in which the chaos that builds up between the structures takes on a life of its own.
The project springs out of observations made since the start of the financial crisis in 2008 with a particular focus on high-paced urban environments with looming unemployment, overburdened infrastructure, long commutes and big economic divides. This context challenges people’s compassion and communities’ sense of unity. The need to ease the pressure and make ones mark becomes the new normal - a Darwinian “must” to secure one’s future.
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Infinite Argument will be showing at the Jam Handy, 2900 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit from May 17-28 and throughout the Detroit Electronic Music Festival