Video: David Chuchuca
Site-specific installation for BioBat Art Space (Brooklyn, New York) inaugural exhibition Spontaneous Emergence of Order
In “Entropy” the transformation is not only based on material but also on fact that the pieces are hanging and moving freely just with a slight air movement. The presence of the audience is crucial since it triggers the process.
Entropy means a balance of energy, which seeks to spread out evenly. One of the theories says that once we use all of the fossil fuels on earth and energy from the Sun-death of the universe will lead to its end. It’s a very slow but continues process that we are ignoring in everyday life. The degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity - entropy is the general trend of the universe toward death and disorder. But entropy applies to closed systems of any size. My installation shows this process on a small scale and I hope the viewer will feel its power. This beautiful disaster is so peaceful and pleasant to observe but you perceive that sooner or later it’s going to end. It is a paradox. I like to leave my audience with this feeling.