Aboagora 2014: Chaos and Cosmos
Aboagora 2014, organised at the Sibelius Museum on August 11-13, discussed the multiple understandings of “chaos” and “cosmos”. Cosmos is not understood only as an “explanation of the world”, but also in a wider sense as “order”. Order and disorder – cosmos and chaos – are not mere counterparts, but sources of meaning for human creativity and the construction and deconstruction of the universe. They are paired categories; one cannot exist without the other, yet the boundary between chaos and cosmos remains ambiguous. Aboagora approached the interminable task of understanding multiple conceptualisations of chaos and cosmos by looking at the newest developments in cosmology, physics, big data, aesthetics, creativity, culture, religion and mythology. Aboagora explored this extremely rich subject, which has provided an inexhaustible ground for artistic and scientific exploration throughout the history of humankind.