Complexity art: a pattern of transdisciplinary emergent properties

Myriam Solar

Independent Researcher and Complexity Artist

Abstract: On the global stage of the intersections of art, science, technology, and society seeks to transcend disciplinary boundaries with creativity and innovation. From the Helsinki agenda in 2004, through international collaborative project led by USA, England, Australia or further analysis on the role of international cooperation in a framework programme it is concluded that both in Europe and in the rest of the world it is from an emerging reality where partnerships are still incipient and fragmented by the obstacles that arise when trying to reach a common platform. The European framework of reference notes that, except isolated of international character initiatives, cooperation arises at Community level between science and technology and on a subsidiary basis between art, digital technology, sociology or political science, being practically non-existent interactions between experimental art of complex nature, science and nature.

The State of the matter forced to redefine the nature of the interactions from the art as well as to change the dominant model in relation to the global dynamics in order to remove some of the obstacles arising from a classic paradigm consisting of capture the simple and unchanging essence of things on the other in which shapes are organisms at a new level of complexity in their elements interact with each other in a process with emergent properties. This another paradigm with which I started 25 years ago my experimental work in the complex art, the emerging fields with the science of water, fractal geometry, inorganic chemistry, quantum physics, artificial intelligence and other disciplines were not accepted as areas of work in the arts or in the sciences, so research has had to perform independently without resources and with imagination. The situation has not changed in these decades and the detection of obstacles and opportunities displaying lead me to the need to develop a model that does not exclude research and direct practice with the knowledge objects common to science, art, technology, engineering, and other disciplines, thus extending the transdisciplinary paradigm to a model of emergent properties founded in dynamic processes of multiple interactions. This model is found in the art [and aesthetics] complexity capable of addressing objects as physical phenomenon integrated to other systems away from the balance and non-linear evolutionary process. In the new art model it ceases to exist as an inspiration of scientific principles or technique of application to the sciences to work as does natural organic world and, therefore, science. In this perspective, the art can be collaborative if science offers a margin of confidence to face such collaboration and abandon prejudices in a future perspective. It is find a rich way that explore borders from experimental practice where art assisted by science, technology, engineering or design and / or the science assisted by the art cease to be aggregates or complements one another to move to work with new strategies of interaction.

In this paper attempt to suggest that both the art and the science involved a common search to achieve an understanding of the world, therefore need to identify problems and opportunities, or support for the development of intersections in the emergence of the new mechanisms. To which artists and scientists should know the fields of an eventual collaboration through a specific agenda for action which could include: the creation of a global digital registry that incorporate names, lines of research, calls for collaboration, funding for projects, curriculum external programs, incorporating the scientific method and principles of the Sciences of complexity in the teaching of the multidisciplinary arts make possible the development of a program based on the new model to build and refine. A new model brings with it necessarily a change of paradigm in collaborative work, a cognitive training art science for a third culture and the development of protocols based on new practices that tend bridges and transcend the boundaries between the various disciplines.-