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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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Making Sense

Claudia Gleave
Megan Kennedy

Front Gallery
9 Feb 2018–3 Mar 2018
Opening 6.00pm 9 Feb 2018

Making Sense is an exhibition that contemplates the nature of human knowledge, the insufficiency of language, and how the break down of logic serves to generate new content. The work takes as a starting point the short story The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges, which depicts a universal realm in the form of a library containing an endless series of books, each with an entirely random configuration of letters. The premise is that this library, in its infinite size, contains the correct character combinations to match every book that has ever been written along with predictions of the future and a detailed recount of the past. Combining interests in both installation and screen-based practice, Megan and Claudia will seek to construct an automated system of random character generation using the 26 letters of the modern English Alphabet. Using a random number generator seeded from the noise of an analog circuit pin, this system uses quantum randomness to produce a potentially infinite combination of letters: just like the The Library of Babel, it strives towards a state of universal meaning.

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