Chaos is shown as physical and electronic phenomena, using Lorentz attractors and fluid dynamics.
The Chua circuit (1983) is the first analogue, electronic, physical scientific demonstration of the existence of Chaos. The artist has implemented different variations of this electronic circuit. By using motorized potentiometers, the self-made synthesiser goes in an infinitive loop coming in and out of chaos.
To visualise these processes, the artist uses analogue oscilloscopes. In their display, we can observe in real-time the generation of bifurcation points, a moment where change is so powerful, that it shatters the pre-existing organization, disintegrating in to Chaos. Lorentz attractors are generated at this point, arising order out of chaos (These are fractals, forms that tend to infinity). A small fluctuation generates new evolution that will drastically change the behaviour of the system, achieving a macroscopic state of disorder and maximum symmetry. The system then fluctuates around the attractor state. The resulting forms evoke natural systems, such as weather.
Analogue Synthesizer, leather, Oak, aluminum, electronic circuits, motorized potentiometers, arduino, Oscilloscopes, speakers.
Synthesizer, Chua Circuit, Chaos Theory, Lorentz Attractor, Chaotic attractor, Double Scroll.
Different Ways to Infinity: Chaos by Félix Luque Sánchez
Vincent Evrard: Arduino programming.
Photos during the BIAN 2014 @ MAC Montreal by Gridspace
A production of "secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles"
With the support of iMAL (FabLAB)