Big O (2023)

Here are some notes, just to explain a bit what my thoughts were:

I am interested in how an institution like Rollaveraion evolves during 10 years of existence. What is the arbitration of its programming? What is the relationship between art and the institutions in this case? And what is the relationship with the market or, more bluntly, with money? Equally, I'm interested in the physicality of a space like this. The hours and effort that is invested in making it work, the slow deterioration, the use. Like those icons that have turned dark from the prayers lips after years of kissing.

We have come to understand algorithms as a sort of guilt by association, a logic that can outnumber our intuition. Once we backtrack the propositions from the algorithm, everything seems so obvious. In many ways one can say that about most artistic institutions too, it is a quite obvious logic to those who have been exhibiting in, let's say, Rollaversion. And with that knowledge in mind, one should almost be able to tell who will be the next artist?

Some useful information:

Big - O is a mathematical formula for algorithm's. O stands for order, and the formula defines the limits of the algorithm.

Historiated-initials are illustrations of the first letter in a text or a paragraph. The illustration depicts a figure or scene central to the text. It was useful in medieval times to help illiterates to understand what the text was about.

Common use of O as historiated-initial from that period is for Song of Songs, a text from the Old Testament about love. The text begins with Osculetur me (let him kiss me) but in Christian tradition it's more common to make the analogy that the love depicted in the text is the love between God/Christ and the church.