This audio visual installation was commissioned for the exhibition
The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot
Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking. This work reflects on the role of drawing in nonlinear science—connecting performativity, space, and creative thought processes. It investigates at the same time questions of the representation of dynamical
systems as differential equations.
In this video you canhear the sounds
of drawing being made with a pencil.
The varying speeds and pressures
that characterize this kind of sound are
manipulated via filters, playback speeds,
and sound effects based on the lines
produced by certain nonlinear equations.
Synchronized to these sounds are
visual representations of the equations,
which change their shades according to
the actual state of the selected dynamical
Listening to the intimate sonic
experience and watching the visually
changing formula allows one to connect
with the dynamical properties of the systems.
I would like to thank L. Alexis Emelianoff for support during the production of this work.