During the summer months of 2011, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst sculpture project The Garden of Forking Paths was a guest on the Froh Ussicht estate, owned by the Blum family, in Samstagern, Zurich.The project alluded to the Sacro ...
Author: Heike Munder
Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
During the summer months of 2011, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst sculpture project "The Garden of Forking Paths" was a guest on the Froh Ussicht estate, owned by the Blum family, in Samstagern, Zurich. The project alluded to the "Sacro Bosco" in Bomarzo (Italy), the enchanted Renaissance garden, which features sculptures shrouded in mystery and eccentric architecture that over time became overgrown (so-called "follies"). In this context, the invited artists Pablo Bronstein, Liz Craft, Ida Ekblad, Geoffrey Farmer, Kerstin Kartscher, Ragnar Kjartansson, Fabian Marti, Peter Regli, and Thiago Rocha Pitta created their own fantastic narratives. This anthology, which accompanies the project, enlarges the exhibition with texts dealing with the history of follies, landscape gardening, and the interaction between art and garden.
The book is a collectible item, perfect as a gift for bibliophiles, who might love the work of Borges.
Author: Christian Bök
Jorge Luis Borges in ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ imagines a novel by the Chinese writer Ts’ui Pen — a novel that features a hero named Fang who, when faced with a variety of potential, narrative outcomes for a decision, does not simply select one of these paths, thereby eliminating all others; instead, Fang can pursue the storylines for each of his decisions simultaneously. The novel thus retells the myriad fables that branch away from each of these crucial moments in the life of the hero — hence: ‘all possible outcomes occur; each one is the point of departure for other forkings.’Jorge Luis Borges depicts such a novel as a lost maze — ‘a labyrinth of labyrinths,’ whose complexity verges on the Infinite, encompassing the entirety of the Universe itself in ‘an invisible labyrinth of time.’ Each passage branches off into ‘diverse futures,’ all concurrent with each other in multiple, but parallel, worlds. Each fable has innumerable digressions from its storyline, as some forkings converge on a certain outcome, while other forkings disperse from each other, resulting in radically different endings, despite having originated from this same line of events.‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ by Christian Bök imagines an alternative possibility for such a tale by Jorge Luis Borges, doing so by citing the English version (written by Donald A. Yates), converting this translation into a series of ‘floor plans’ for mazes. Segments of the text (200 characters in length) have been converted into HRQR codes, each of which constitutes a work of nearly asemic, visual poetry, decodable by an automated, robot viewer, if not by a diligent, human reader. Each letter in the text thus becomes a partition in what Borges might describe as ‘a labyrinth of symbols.’The hardcover is limited to an edition of 25 copies for sale, after which the book is going to be discontinued. The book is a collectible item, perfect as a gift for bibliophiles, who might love the work of Borges.
"The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists.
Category: Art, Modern
"The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists. The project takes its name from the title of modernist Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges' intricate and magical short story from 1941. Part philosophy, part science fiction and part riddle, Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths is a richly multidimensional text that conjures up coexistent but dynamically shifting realms of time and space. The exhibition similarly traces two very different timeframes, durations and approaches to making. Australian artist Mira Gojak presents new work alongside drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs spanning more than twenty years, while the practice of her Japanese counterpart Takehito Koganezawa is represented by performative video drawings and new improvisational works together with a sampling of earlier works on paper. To varying degrees both artists lyrically register the fluid instabilities of existence and consciousness - shifting gravities interspersed with moments of weightlessness, the flux and passage of time, and the very elemental processes of growth, entropy and decay. Tracing the affinities, differences and overlapping and divergent impulses that link and separate Gojak's and Koganezawa's work, The Garden of Forking Paths seeks to enter into the evocative, multiple parallel possibilities, realities and territories that they each poetically create."--Publisher website.
After Barrenechea , a growing body of scholarship has examined Borges ' s “ The Garden of Forking Paths ” with reference to chaos theory and complex systems .
In his article “ Quantum Theory , Spacetime and Borges ' s Bifurcations ...
Author: Perla Sassón-Henry
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Borges 2.0: From Text to Virtual Worlds analyzes Jorge Luis Borges's «The Library of Babel», «The Garden of Forking Paths», and «The Intruder» from a tripartite perspective that encompasses literature, science, and technology. This book underscores developments in chaos theory during the 1980s and their intricate connections with Borges's works and the digital world. Without losing sight of this critical framework, this study also takes into account Deleuze and Guattari's rhizome theory and Umberto Eco's theory on labyrinths. Borges 2.0 is unique in its analysis of how Borgesian texts relate to science and technology at the same time that science and the virtual world illuminate Borges's texts to provide a new reading of his work.
Borges ' " The Garden of Forking Paths " offers a distinct illustration of this point .
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The Garden of Forking Paths " is the closest Borges ever came to a sustained
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