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Is an installment of computationaly generated systems that explore chaos theory and field morphogenesis.
Printed foamboard and interactive projection.

The exhibition is collection of audio-visual works exploring the metaspace of chaos theory models. From a background of chaotic trajectories emerge structures that point towards introspection; despite the system's sensibility, from wherever one starts traversing it, it seems to evolve in a similar manner but peculiarly different enough.

Context: NOVA Festival 2021  ︎ ︎ ︎
Curator: Emilia Păunescu
Date: September 2021
Location: Creart Gallery - 7  Alexandru Lahovari Square, Bucharest 010464 (RO) ︎
The Butterfly Effect states that something as small as a butterfly flap can cause a hurricane on the other side of the globe. The popularity of the butterfly effect stems from our doubt when considering the question; “How well can we predict the future?”.

At the advent of Chaos Theory sits Edward Lorenz, a meteorologist trying to mathematically simulate a simplified model of the atmosphere. Despite not achieving what he desired, the solution space of the equations he devised contains a series of infinite distinct curves that remind of two wings.
In pop-culture, movies like Jurassic Park (1993) The Butterfly Effect (2004) popularised the term “butterfly effect”. quotes such as Jeff Goldblum’s “A butterfly can flap its wings in Peking, and in Central Park, you get rain instead of sunshine.”
The title; Butterflies et al  juxtaposes the two sides of a deep matter mathematical theory as an academic practice and popular culture a medium in which advanced concepts can be diffused.

The idea offers an alternative to a deterministic view of the world and brings back one’s agency into play. The chaotic space allows for similar developments that are different enough to create an uncanny feeling. The viewer is placed in the position of an active observer able to interact with the systems and experience the changes his/her/its actions bring about


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