Ink on paper
Cm 165 x 110
The drawings of the Attractors series are two-dimensional representations of data where the observable form emerges from the patterns of numerical values within the material. The fragments of data are selected from an archive of particularly interesting recordings that describe a detectable change in physical world which include a variety of dynamic processes and events encountered in nature.
They represent phenomena such as geothermal processes, atmospheric electromagnetic activity, and electrochemical reactions among others. Most of these signals can’t be detected by ordinary hearing, but the data fluctuation can be recorded by the use of specific scientific instruments such as seismographs, accelerometers and others.
In their original form signals are time series of one-dimensional data. When presented through a prism of artistic interpretation they can reveal organizational patterns that are otherwise hidden and extend beyond a subjective viewpoint. In this particular study, rational analysis methods are employed to translate the signals to two-dimensional drawings and other forms.
The main interest in this collection arises from my theoretical research in music composition that considers methods to translate forms experienced at other domains into sonic structures.
The forms and shapes observable in a physical environment (not directly created by conscious human design) are rich in patterns and combinations of shapes that potentially possesses aesthetically value, “phenomena in nature are at once detailed, structured and unpredictable” [Gleick 1987].
Gleick, James (1987). Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books