Evolving formations, 2020

6’ x 12’ (72” x 144”)

Manipulated photographs printed on Vibrachrome

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”  ― Democritus

Evolving formations, an interdisciplinary study of simple complexity systems is a data-driven matrix fusing actual site-specific zoning plan arrangements and fictional landscapes. Drawn from Cambridge's local iconic architecture and site plans the DNA of an urban plan defines its form, function, and future. Enlarged Nanoparticles replace micro pixels singled out from the photographs to create complex networks outlining a mathematical rhythm. These composed patterns floating in and around the artwork are represented by an interdisciplinary approach, combining two-dimensional artwork with augmented objects.  Admitting augmented reality onto the space near the actual prints suggests parallel worlds in which it becomes possible to go beyond the limits of real space and time,  moving between material and immaterial, flat and sculptural. This interrelation creates a perfect simulacrum as fragmented data replaces reality with its representation.

 

…within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization (Chaos theory).