C.W. Winter & Anders Edström 6 / films by Joachim Koester, Stephen Wolfram

20 October, 2021 - 24 October, 2021


WED 17:00 > 22:30
THU, FRI, SAT 11:00 > 22:30
SUN 11:00 > 20:30


On the occasion of this focus, C.W. Winter & Anders Edström composed a small program presented on monitor and three programs of films that resonate in different ways with their work. All notes are written by C.W. Winter.

My Frontier is an Endless Wall of Points (after the mescaline drawings of Henri Michaux)

Joachim Koester

In the 19th century exploration was geographic, but in the 20th century the notion of the ‘unknown’ turned inward. The new realms to be explored were the molecule (Niels Bohr), the unconscious (Sigmund Freud), language (Gertrude Stein) or the outskirts of the mind (Henri Michaux). My Frontier is an Endless Wall of Points is a 16mm black and white film animation created from the mescaline drawings of Henri Michaux. Of all Michaux’s work, these drawings are most often described as a “venture into foreign territory”. They are seen as an exploration of a vast world on the borderline of words. Koester’s work is literally an attempt to animate this idea. He examines the traces of this journey in series of rapidly moving images and made a “psychedelic documentary”.


Courtesy of the artist and Jan Mot, Brussels

Rule 30 and Rule 90 cellular automata

Stephen Wolfram

A concept pioneered by Stanislaw Ulam and John von Neumann at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Popularized in 1970 by British mathematician John Conway with his Game of Life. A Turing-complete zero-player game. Basic 2-D units that, when plugged into a simple function, unleash astonishing patterns. Two of the most beautiful iterations are Stephen Wolfram’s Rule 30 en Rule 90. A reminder to makers that if, via first principles, one can boil things down to simple component parts, great complexities can emerge.


various artists

A thrown-together video mixtape of outsider Japanese music from 1960 to the near-present.