Measurements

Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life

We are sur­roun­ded by prac­tices of mea­su­re­ments. Every day, we read and hear about as­tro­no­mi­cal­ly big num­bers, or uni­ma­ginable small fi­gu­res through which the fi­nan­ci­al cri­sis as well as en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly ha­zar­dous ca­ta­stro­phes are ex­plai­ned. How can we un­der­stand tiny exis­ten­ces re­pre­sen­ted in very lar­ge num­bers? Would it be suf­fi­ci­ent to ad­opt the same rule in un­der­stan­ding to such dif­fe­rent sca­les of num­bers? What images and ima­gi­na­ry pro­po­si­ti­ons do the­se num­bers evo­ke and pro­du­ce?