Alone in a cube that glows in the darkness, X is content with his infinite universe and abstract thought. But then Y appears, insisting they interact, exposing him to her sensory and physical existence. Each begins to hanker after what the other has until a remarkable thing happens - involving a strange loop.
Featuring acting mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould, I is a strange loop is part of a Barbican series investigating consciousness through music, machines and the mind. Led by Du Sautoy, who takes inspiration from the 40th anniversary of Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, the play finds links between systems and creativity, technology and humanity, using theatre, music and art.
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- This performance is repeated on 23 March at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. All performances are sold out.
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This event is part of the Strange Loops triptych as part of the Royal Society's year-long partnership with the Barbican's Life Rewired season.
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