Lukas Truniger’s installation illustrates the ways in which behaviours change across groups, and how the smallest actions can snowball into seismic trends. Simple, light-emitting modules, each knee-high, fill the space, blinking on and off in response to algorithms that mimic cellular evolution patterns. Despite each device’s rudimentary design and simplicity of function, together they are capable of producing dizzyingly intricate patterns. We might be reminded of groupthink, the wisdom of crowds – or perhaps of how the simplest biological organisms grew into as complex a species as ourselves. 

Supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.