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(In)valid Inferences

(In)valid Inferences with Sarah Calmus

Quadraphonic installation created in collaboration with visual artist Sarah Calmus for Paradigm Electronic Arts festival, 2017.

β€œAn inference is valid if (and only if) the truth of all premises guarantees the truth of the conclusion.” – David Hume

Meaning is frequenty sought within complex and fragmentary systems. Personal and global worldviews emerge, evolve, blend and fall from favour. In a plugged-in, post-truth world, how do we decide what to believe and where do we look for clarity?

Within a darkened space an array of screens, lattices and flickering projections surrounded four loudspeakers which played back an ever-changing, swirling, quadraphonic soundscape of synthesised patterns, rhythmic pulses and disjointed voices. Visitors were invited to submerse themselves within the shifting, illusory audiovisual patterns of (In)valid Inference and encounter moments of lucidity, ambiguity and displacement.

© Dave House 2020