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Entropic

Digital sound and image composition.

Entropy, from the Greek word trope, meaning “transformation”, is defined as “the degree of disorder or chaos in any physical system.” In common modern usage, the word is usually used to describe the degradation of order into chaos. The sounds and video images in the Entropic series were made using algorithms inherently entropic: fractal noise generators, feedback loops and recursive algorithms. However aspects of chaos found in everyday life are also brought to light in this series of works: wisps of smoke from a smouldering cigarette, endless reflections of light in skyscraper windows, or streams of people making their way across a busy city sidewalk. Entropic is an adaptation of material taken from the larger multimedia/dance performance Entropy by MorphoDidius. Photography by Luis da Cruz.