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Futures, Derivatives & Other Options

Burak Delier (2011 Grant Honorary Mention)

By conducting a statistical and mathematical analysis of a series of Rodchenko and Pollock works, a “Pollock Code” and a “Rodchenko Code” will be created, which can then output “derivatives” of Pollock and Rodchenko paintings, as well as, perhaps, creating a Rodchenko version of a certain Pollock painting and vice versa. The aim is to conduct a speculative research on the use of statistical and mathematical abstraction, extrapolation of dream and nightmare scenarios that financial capitalism -what one could call the economical model of hyper-modernism- relies on to manage the present day.