concepts of self-organization, which by that time had already been well formulated.56
Both have since written many papers elaborating their approach, separately as well as
jointly, the key aspects of which are ably summarized by John Mingers57 in his study
of self-producing systems. Aside from explaining Maturana and Varela’s thought on
the subject, Mingers’ work is especially useful for his insights into what has become
a fertile field of research in its own right, covering human social systems as well as
the biological organisms and other living
‘Eastern Europe’ and Beyond: Art Histories Through the Exhibition (Bern: Peter Lang
GmbH, 2014); Izabela Kowalczyk, Podróž do przeszłości: interpretacja najnowszej
historii w polskiej sztuce krytycznej (Warsaw: SWPS Academica, 2010).
11 Jelena Vesić, ‘SKC (Student Cultural Centre) as a site of performative (self)production, October 75 – institution, self-organization, first-person speech, collectivization’, in Život umjetnosti / [Magazine for Contemporary Visual Arts], 91 (2012), 43.
Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960