ENTROPY is an international, transdisciplinary research project on entropic processes. In the course of a 2-year discourse process, artists and scientists have followed the traces of the famous "H-Theorem" of thermodynamic theory in collaborative settings. The process has materialized in various installations and performances and has been condensed into artistic-scientific labs and a contemporary opera. In the ROADSIDE PICKNICK AREA, it is spread out as a walkable media landscape of current entropic discourses. The empty surface is structured by the fragments, artefacts, apparatuses, objects and material memorial traces that have arisen in the course of the research. Thus setting an artificial mind-map. Within this automated theater, passers-by have the possibility to interact with objects in performative situations, and to meet experts in order to design a common cognitive reality.
The interactive audio-visual media-installation follows the traces of the H-theorem, in the form of a staged mind map of 4D-encrypted information, like an inside vision of an active brain – containing artifacts, performances, speech acts and objects developed and created in a 2-year discourse process involving artists, scientists and other experts.
Thus different aspects are materialized in specific areas, as stations or argumentative islands, within the walkable installation-landscape, approximate to the different cognitive zones within a human brain.
At certain time slots, the various stations are populated by experts, as performing protagonists and dialogue partners.
The active presence of the audience, exploring the landscape and invited to communicate with the experts and their machines, creates a resonant space that physically reflects intelligent processes to construct a reality.