“On Display: Interactive Art as Ergodic Text”
Weekdays, November 1st to November 14th, from 11.30 to 13.30
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 1st at 16.30.
FADA Exhibition Hall
“On Display: Interactive Art as Ergodic Text” is at once a celebration of interactive art—art that requires the viewer to play an integral role in the piece itself—and a unique opportunity to experience such art through the framework of the ergodic. Introduced into textual studies by Espen J. Aarseth in 1997, the term ergodic derives from the Greek words ergon and hodos—”work” and “path”—and describes texts that are deliberately structured to demand a “nontrivial,” “extra-noematic” effort in order to “traverse” them. This effort involves interaction in various forms, compelling readers to shape their own unique engagement with the text.
The Bilkent University Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas, the Department of Communication and Design, and the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture warmly invite you to join us in experiencing the following pieces: Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986 (Norman M. Klein & Marsha Kinder, 2003); Ceremony of Innocence (Peter Gabriel, 1997); Filmtext (Mark Amerika, 2002/2011); A is for Apple (David Clark, 2002); and Immemory (Chris Marker, 1997/2008).