Cosmic Mega Brain


T.R.I.A.L.: Does Dark Matter? _ London 2012

Saturday 6 October
Reliance Square, 29 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY
Art, Performance, Music for one night only
Following on from the successful launch of its series T.R.I.A.L., Cosmicmegabrain is pleased to announce the second in the cycle of events, titled Does Dark Matter? Taking place on Saturday 6th October at a unique venue in Shoreditch, the scientific wonders of the universe will be examined by artists whose work relates to various scientific concepts. The laws governing gravity, sound, light and magnetism will all be explored through film, performance and installation.
Artists featured include Bálint Bolygó, Emily Candela, Ronin Cho, Davide D’Elia, Roberto Ekholm, Goodbye Leopold, Andy Holden with Tyler Woolcott*, Janina Lange, Romvelope, Aura Satz and Semiconductor.
7:00pm –10.30pm: live performances and screenings
*A one hour illustrated lecture "Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape" by Andy Holden with Tyler Woolcott from 7.30pm. (Please note: no access will be allowed while the talk is in progress)
After Party Hosted by NTS 10.30pm – 2am

Science.  What can’t it do?   Ever since its discovery, earlier this year at the T.R.I.A.L.* centre, speculation as to the implications of such a significant find has rocketed.

The elusive science particle

Leading figures at T.R.I.A.L. have announced that they are now only 1% uncertain that they have discovered something which very possibly could be the elusive science particle, first theorised as a possibility by leading hypotheticians.  Rumours of its potential abound and vary wildly, from claims that it may heal computers, to suggestions that it may be able to banish the darkness of night.  Other evidence points to it being the lego-like building blocks of everything, ever.
None of this can be proven, of course, until experts have found a way to condense the science particle, so that it can be contained.
In an unprecedented public presentation, T.R.I.A.L. will bring together international experts from relevant disciplines to lift the veil of bewilderment that shrouds the uninitiated.   On display for the first time in history, the practitioners of the arcane new art form known as ‘Sciencism’ will re-enact the rituals that artists claim have the power to summon science.  By methodical scrutiny of the evidence field they hope to unlock such mysteries as ‘ Why does “down” hurt?’ and ‘Why is every day the same, but different?” and perhaps most perplexingly ‘Does dark matter?’
* T.R.I.A.L. is a testing ground for socio-phenomenological experiments, realised in collaboration with a broad range of specialists. By engineering spheres of engagement designed to demonstrate the effects on humanity of life’s numerous challenges, we intend to examine the forces that shape our behaviour and fundamentally forge our future.  Our mission is to assemble and galvanise those who strive to understand and utilize these forces, to leverage the power of collective perceptions in an attempt to solve the bafflements of the cosmos.
T.R.I.A.L.: Does Dark Matter? _ London 2012