“Multiple[x] Complexity and Sustainability” is the result of the reflective evolution and thought maturation process developed over the last three years by the dx5 digital & graphic art_research group of the University of Vigo. During this period, a project funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation has been implemented that delves into two concepts portrayed in contemporary art in a very interesting manner, and which we feel have an important future perspective. The concepts are COMPLEXITY and SUSTAINABILITY. We believe that evolution has been transcendental and has traversed in recent years from single-unitary to dichotomous, from dual to multiple, and from multiple to complex (thought and production). We have always lived in a “complex” world, and feel that we will find the key to future sustainability of the system only by responsibly understanding this complexity concept. We think that the episteme based on simplified models of knowledge has been incapable of resolving the inconsistencies and paradoxes constantly appear at both theoretical and practical levels.
We consider that the collective construction of experience contributes richer routes that gradually eradicate the myth of hierarchical objectivity as an outdated model. In this equation, we also feel that the interaction of art with science and other knowledge disciplines function as a paradigm for dissipation of borders, and act as a fundamental incentive that places us in a multidisciplinary perspective, for the greater advancement of knowledge. Issues related to Multiple Art for the third millennium are explored from the vision of complexity and sustainability; we want to rethink complexity as a research and production methodology in contemporary multiple art; as the art and science dialogue focused on outlining a more sustainable future; as the relationship between PRODUCT and SOCIETY; as the role of collaborative practices and responsible cultural management.
Reflection, production, marketing and consumption of Multiple Art from a sustainability point of view.