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.
Attending this event
- Booking for this event can be done via the Barbican's website. For any enquiries relating to booking please contact the Barbican box office
- Doors will open from 7.15pm
- Accessibility information
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.
For all other enquiries please contact email@example.com.