Artists: Davis Birks, Eduardo Cervantes, Mariana Coronil, Eduardo Gil, Ivaylo Hristov, Paul Loughney, Emma McCagg, Pasha Redeztki, Romulo Sans, Sari Tervaniemi, Mehran Tizkar, Roi Varra
Proyectos Raul Zamudio is pleased to present CHAOS THEORY, an international, mixed-media, group exhibition. The title takes its name from one of the most idiosyncratic concepts devised by the rational human mind today, which can be summed up by the metaphor: “a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas.” As strange as the proposition may be, there is some truth in this in terms of the mathematical order of randomness, and that a seemingly small alteration within an enclosed system can reverberate change to a larger element within that system even when perceived unrelated.
Albert Einstein’s famous comment that “God doesn’t play dice with the Universe” speaks to the aforementioned. Even Carl Jung’s concept of Synchronicity underscores that when the statistical impossibility of three seemingly unrelated events is meaningfully connected, then there must be some greater force without or within us that is manifesting the improbable probable. The individual artworks address this to a greater or lesser degree in their individual subject matter, but collectively they convey the adage that sometimes truth is stranger fiction, and that chaos may have esoteric uniformity as well.