8 May 2021

Uncertainty Scenarios – Session #11

Enough Room for Space, BE

Date: 8 May 2021
Time: 11:00 - 22:00
Location: Enough Room for Space
Sterstraat 10 Rue de l'Etoile
1620 Drogenbos, Belgium

Initiated by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Amélie Bouvier
Participants: to be confirmed

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Uncertainty Scenarios is a collective experimental research project that explores the ways people throughout history have tried to speculate, predict and anticipate the future and different attitudes that go along with this. The project creates a common ground for a group of artists that all share interest in the concerns of the project and aims to establish a context for the development of new works. Together we reflect on possible consequences of current global socio-political or ecological issues and question our position as artists towards these. Uncertainty Scenarios tries to become an artistic tool to grasp the ‘futurity’ that is already, and increasingly, a part of our present.

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Directions from Brussels South Station:
Tram 82: stop Grote Baan / Grand Route
Metro 4: stop Stalle (P)  (10 min. walk)

Note: there are two number 10's in our street, one in the commune of Ukkel/Uccle and ERforS in Drogenbos!

Miracles and Crisis in Nature and Science, Toril Johannessen, 2010

This session will focus on the use and presence of statistics in various fields and debates in our society today. It will look at how statistics allow us to study the past and how they try to predict the future. It will question how  statistics can manipulate and guide thoughts and opinions in society. Measurement processes that generate statistical data are also subject to error. Many of these errors are classified as random (noise) or systematic, but other types of errors can also occur. The presence of missing data or censoring may result in biased estimates and specific techniques have been developed to address these problems. Session #11 will explore where fact and fiction meet within the statistical world.

For this session we will invite scientists and artists to explore these topics together. The session will include films screenings, artworks, presentations and a participatory discussion. We will invite a writer to reflect on these topics in an essay and produce specially produced printed matter for this session.