Fri 16 November
Opening Prediction TV – Para-rational Research Station
Prediction TV is a project by Amy Suo Wu, a television station where the visitors of MAMA have the opportunity to become news reporters for weather and economical predictions. This project is an extension of Wu’s research on the role of prediction and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy in modern society.
Think of the affect of strategic voting on the elections and the manic anticipation surrounding the Eleven cities tour in Friesland.
The program of Prediction TV will focus on predicting two chaotic systems: the weather and the economy. The first channel reverses common sense understanding of the causal relationship between mood and weather. The second channel is premised on the reversal of the statement, ‘economic crisis affects depression’ to ‘depression affects economic crisis’ as a way to trigger discussion on topics such as the inquiry of knowledge and irrational versus rational methods of predicting the future.
Maps will be drawn based on interviews and bodily information collected from para-rational technologies to be further interpreted for predictions. Presentations by the visitors using blue-screen technique will turn them into reporters of their own predictions which will be aired on www.predictiontv.com. During the show, artists, researchers and philosophers such as Darija Medic and Danny van der Kleij, will give presentations on various aspects of the relationship between the imagination and reality.