Jemima Brown, Ole Hagen, Alicia Paz, Plastique Fantastique and Kit Poulson
Multiverse Expanded is the expansion of an ongoing exhibition project instigated by Ole Hagen with Multiverse at Danielle Arnaud
in London 2009 and its accompanying performance event Open Multiversity
with the artists including Alex Baker at Swedenborg Hall. Multiverse
Expanded opens at Akershus Kunstsenter
in Lillestrøm outside Oslo in September 2011. The exhibition will be
accompanied by a publication with a new story by the Godfather of the
Multiverse, Michael Moorcock.
The Ten Laws of the (Expanded) Multi-verse
(as understood by Plastique Fantastique)
- The Transcendental
There is a transcendental that determines the logic of appearance of
Worlds within the Multi-verse, but it is one that is re-written with
every World that is born therein.
- The Not-One
There is no One-verse (this being the negative expression of our creed).
- The Many
There is only Multi-verse.
- Barren Worlds
If a World is born with no possibility of decision (i.e. another World
'behind' this one), then this will be called a 'Barren' World, or simply
- Pregnant Worlds
If a World is born in which every moment calls for a decision, and,
concomitantly, another World, then this is a fecund World, and it shall
be called 'Pregnant', or, alternatively, 'the blade's edge'.
Once, when the Multi-verse was young and still chaos, there arose a
figure undetermined by any transcendental. She was known as inform and
her presence haunts the Multi-verse.
Each World deserves its own narrative, and make no mistake it shall have one whether it be bastard or true.
The science of the Multi-verse cannot be understood as science. This
paradox arises from the fundamental lack of consistency of the
Multi-verse. (The only exception being a 'science of the subject' (see
- The Doppelganger
If such a thing as a Subject comes into existence (that is, awakes
within a World), then it will double the World with its own articulation
of the above.
There is no peace within the Multi-verse. This is an analytic statement that follows directly from the previous Nine Laws.
Coda: In a time as yet undetermined there will be written a further
Ten Laws that will effectively - point by point - revoke all of the
above. This will be called 'The Great Reversal'. This is not a law of
the Multi-verse but concerns that which determines it.