Edge of Chaos
Vasilija Abramovic, Ruairi Glynn & Bas Overvelde
The “edge of chaos” refers to an unstable state in an environment where chaos suddenly recedes, making life possible. The work draws from recent scientific research to offer a conceptual, emotional interpretation of complex mathematical constructions. Lured in by a chaotic nebula where a tree of life opens delicately as we draw near, we have the chance to play with molecular principles on a full scale. This dynamic super-landscape features a new type of intuitive, responsive materials arranged in a way that resembles origami. It’s a super-natural world with a series of chain reactions spurred on by the energy we create as we pass by. As the demiurges of a spectacular universe on the verge of bloom, we breathe life into the elements, from our toes to our fingertips.
Edge of Chaos is a collaboration between Vasilija Abramovic and Ruairi Glynn, members of the Interactive Architecture Lab (IAL), and Bas Overvelde from the Soft Robotic Matter Group and the Studio Overvelde. Working at the crossroads of art, design and architecture, the IAL explores interactive objects and environments with strange animated appearances, while Studio Overvelde studies and creates adaptive materials that adjust to their environment. The designers combined their respective practices to design an installation that propels us into a world of active, invasive, autonomous architectures connected with natural phenomena.