In The Eventual Unraveling of Everything we began to explore the various complex intricacies of entropy as well as the interconnectedness of the systems that make up our universe. Our planet consists of self-structuring, self-replicating life-forms that have emerged from simple molecules. Emergent symbiotic processes of growth and decay that reside in equilibrium but eventually fall back into chaotic, disorderly states. As the universe constructs and evolves increasingly complex systems, it simultaneously devolves, destructs and expands through its thermodynamic nature.
This paradox of progress and erosion was a key feature of The Eventual Unraveling of Everything. One we recognized in our reflections on the events of 2020, and through the process of creating the sculpture. Starting with large pieces of connected woven fabric, we began to distress and destroy it, pulling apart and fraying the edges of the sculpture, pulling it every which way. We worked on it from all sides, creating the possibility of many unique viewing perspectives. In doing so, we attempted to parallel our process of creation with our understanding of universal entropy. We attempted to capture both its potential for a multiplicity of random configurations and its omnipresent genesis of systems that eventually come apart. In a time of intense chaos and uncertainty, we hoped to embrace acceptance and comfort in the inevitable unraveling of all things.
Collaborators: Nate Mohler, Matea Friend and Kaitlin Bryson
Sound Design: Luke Mombrea