February 26th – March 14th
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of perceiving patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad by Peter Brugger who defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”, but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns in random information in general, such as with gambling and paranormal phenomena. He coined the word “Apophänie” to characterize the onset of delusional thinking in psychosis. This neologism is translated as “apophany”, from the Greek apo[away from] + phaenein [to show], to reflect the fact that the schizophrenic initially experiences delusion as revelation.
1 ^ Conrad, Klaus (1958). Die beginnende Schizophrenie. Versuch einer Gestaltanalyse des Wahns (in German). Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.
2 ^ Brugger, Peter. “From Haunted Brain to Haunted Science: A Cognitive Neuroscience View of Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Thought”, Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by J. Houran and R. Lange (North Carolina:McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 2001).
3 ^ Hubscher, Sandra L. “Apophenia: Definition and Analysis”.dbskeptic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
4 ^ Mishara, Aaron (2010). “Klaus Conrad (1905–1961): Delusional Mood, Psychosis and Beginning Schizophrenia.”. Schizophr Bull 36 (1). pp. 9–13.
The work presented by the two artists is a video installation that deals with meaning; the existence, the logic of determination and its functionality.
The baseline of the work represents Disney’s feature animated films, apophenia and the internet.
Photo: N. Ivanović