Stan Wannet (NL, º1977)

From one of our reporters
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Hamster-driven generator
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De hondenmepper (detail)
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So Lebt er hin…(detail)
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De doctorandus [he would become a doctor] (detail)
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Civilized aspirations in art, monkeys, and small-time entrepreneurs
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Stan Wannet was ‘artist in residence’ in the Verbeke Foundation in 2008 for more than half a year. He presented a few hyper intelligent hares. The one hare worked as a ‘reporter on site and typed his correspondence on an antique typewriter. The other hare wrote (!) with a pen in the leg a series of mathematical formulas; they were completely right, but were immediately ruïned by the shredder.

Wannet followed a strange road. After his study to become an artist he also became a technical engeneer. To realize his artworks he delegates nothing: he designs and mounts the chips, the robotica and the microprocessors in his works all by himself and brings them together in a strong example of artificial intelligence.
Wannet also presented a couple of stuffed guinea-pigs that turned around that ran in a wheel and kept a big sustainable power plant running smoothly.

Those who miss the scientific training to literally follow the text below, would do well to take notice of the global idea by undergoing the relevant passages like hermetic prose.


Logic is a language that humans and machine together can have, but communication between people and machines goes on common formats. In the time of the mechanical machine existed all thought in logic, but the issue was to simplify the logic and to find formats making it possible for machines and people to communicate.
Aristotle saw the logic as: learn from right thinking. According to him there is a question of truth, when thinking matches the reality.
This thinking takes shape in the judgement. True judgements give a picture of Reality, a false judgment reflects a reality that isn’t there.

The most famous in this context is the question: How can it be proven that a judgment is true?
His response was: where are pronunciations, judgments, when they are deriving from true judge.
An example of the form in which Aristotle himself suggested this derivation:

All humans are mortal.
I am a human.
I am mortal.

The bottom pronunciation is called the conclusion. Every truth is in this way the result of the connection of two previously verified judgements.
According to Aristotle, there may be indicated a very first truth (principle), a truth that does not need to be proven first.

Theos apo mechanes (Deus ex machina) literally means a god from a device. It is the designation for the phenomenon from the classical Greek Theatre, that brought an end to a hopeless jammed situation for which the writer apparently himself knew no other solution.
It was ingeniously (often literally) a god from above lowered on the scene below, which thereafter brought the situation to a good (or evil) end.

That is why Logic ceased to be a representative art, and why Prose though is, and why Algabra is and was and will always remain the Supreme representative art….