genre of nonsense raises philosophical problems from the first. There
is a confrontation between meaning and non-meaning in the production of
nonsense. The absurd is also born from this conflict. The absurd is of
course not the ridiculous, and nonsense is not no sense.
Kim Schoen, artist and curator of In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, co-founder of Material Press, Los Angeles
Jean-Jacques Lecercle, author of The Philosophy of Nonsense: The Intuitions of Victorian Nonsense Literature.
29 April 2015
Ami Clarke, artist and founder of Banner Repeater
David Toop, Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation, University of the Arts London
Pavel Büchler, artist and Research Professor at Manchester School of Art
Duncan Wooldridge, Course Leader of BA Photography, Camberwell College of Arts
Liquidity Symposium - ICA 9th Dec 2015
Ami Clarke reading from her ongoing script: 'Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams' with 'Low Animal Spirits' - a live HFT algorithm trading in world news by Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane.
Low Animal Spirits by Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane is an HFT algorithm driven by real time data, scripted as a live onscreen score and audio work with automated ‘readers’. Taking its cue from the oft-mentioned loss of the referent in both language and the economy, it is a live model of high frequency trading, dealing in words sourced from global news feeds for virtual ‘profit’, whilst speculating on their usage. The analysis produces new phenomena in the form of headlines generated with the help of Natural Language processing algorithms, tweeted @LowAnimalSpirit.