Swarm – 2017


Art creation is understood primarily as a tool for experiencing the process of (re)cognition at Artus.

We observe, search and share what we have found.  This is what we call a performance; – or rather a study this time.

A swarm is a biological mechanism, which shows signs of collective intelligence in behaviour of the whole system, despite the different specific and self-serving behaviours of the individual members of huge living ecosystems (e.g. ants, bees, birds, fish). Such a behavior results in a number of qualities and features, which can be seen as ignominious and enviable to us humans: indulgence, fault tolerance, self-organization, collaboration, self-healing, quick and efficient communication etc.

But how does a swarm work? How does it communicate and make decisions? Is it the individual choices within it or rather the plurality of choices of individuals that moves and directs the swarm community? Can we think of a swarm as a single and uniform living being?

Likewise, can humanity be seen as a complex living being that could be compared to a swarm? Can we consider each individual as a swarm him/herself, comprised of a multitude of micro-organisms, body cells, emotions and thoughts? 

After all, when a man makes a decision, who or what makes the decision actually?



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Further documents:




Gábor Goda


Tamás Bakó


Endre Kertész, Zoltán Mózes, György Philipp

Creative collaborators:

Gábor Kocsis, Márton Debreczeni

Creative technology:

Gábor Papp, Gáspár Hajdu (XORXOR)

Music leader:

György Philipp


Gábor Goda

Special thanks for the creative preparation stage:

Baló Dániel, Baricz Xénia, Bodóczky Antal,Csató József, Ferencz Krisztina,Fischer Balázs, Fodor Réka, Heppes Miklós, Ilka Rita, Kenyeres István, Kiss Krisztián, László Lilla, Lukács László, Markovics Zita, Mayer Zita, Nagy Csilla, Nagy Ágoston, Tucker András, Szalay Henriett, Sebestény Ferenc, Veress Flóra

Supported by NKA, EMMI