Planthouse is pleased to present Stigmergy & Massive Expanding Soap, an exhibition featuring works on paper by Marion Wilson and John O’Connor.
Wilson and O’Connor are driven to locate the moments of transformation, growth, and decay that underlie our relationships with ourselves, each other, and our environments. Their artworks render these moments visible—be they sad, funny, banal, or transcendent. This whole transformative system is akin to stigmergy, a mechanism of indirect self-organization found in nature. For Wilson and O’Connor, this principle is a more ubiquitous force that shapes our beliefs and habits. They look for evidence of its existence across poetry, science, mathematics, data, games, the human form, disease, plant life, language, elements, comedy, colors, and patterns.
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