What is truth? What is real? Why should we care what happens after we’re dead?
Chris Korda walks us through realism, existentialism, and scientific pragmatism, to a surprising conclusion: The planet will be fine; it’s we who are in danger.
Chris Korda (US/DE)
Why aren’t we responding adequately to the rapidly worsening climate crisis? Because the vast majority of us petulantly refuse to accept that reality is real. We’re experiencing a pandemic of solipsism: the alluring but deadly notion that reality is whatever each of us thinks it is.
This disastrous delusion results from a fundamental societal failure to educate people about the nature of existence. Our telescopes show all too clearly that the universe is vast, mostly empty, and totally indifferent to our fate. Our survival depends on accepting the precariousness of our position, rather than trying to escape from it. We urgently need answers to big questions: What’s true, and what’s false, and how do we know the difference? What’s real? What matters? What should we do? Chris gives well-reasoned, ethical answers to all of these questions and more, drawn from a lifetime of careful study combined with radical environmentalism.
We will grow up and learn to accept limits, or perish.
Chris Korda is an internationally renowned multimedia artist, whose work spans thirty years and includes electronic music, digital and video art, performance and conceptual art, and culture jamming. Chris pioneered the use of complex polymeter in electronic dance music, and invented a unique MIDI sequencer in order to explore polymeter composition techniques. Chris composes and performs music in a variety of genres, and has released many albums on labels such as Yoyaku, Perlon, Mental Groove, and Gigolo Records.
19:00 > 20:15
GC Ten Noey, Brussels
In collaboration with GC Ten Noey.