Accelerator

EVOLVER over time
Evolving exhibition of genetic influenced drawings by Steven Durbach – aka Sid Sledge
Outline
With my background in genetics my work explores genetics and its parameters in art. I have built machine called Evolver. This three turntable device enacts the principles of genetics. It has a regular repetitive aspect, in that it, repeats at every turn of the turntable; at its periphery it carries/ introduces irregularities in a sense mutations. I look for the hopeful monsters that emerge. They sit somewhere in the space between the ordered process and the chaotic process..in machine made and machine assisted drawings…and I envision the exhibition over the time of the exhibition (so the exhibition itself emerges over the time the of the residency)..so at the end what is documented is the process and the chaotic process..I capture the process in machine assisted drawings…and I envision the exhibition to document the variants-in the form of drawings so at the end what is documented is the process of evolution from the early to later stages. This work, with it’s with it’s simple repetitive process at the heart of it
asks questions about:
-how creative order is?
-whether chaos can create ordered drawings?
-Explores where our ideas come from?The chaotic or the ordering realms?
this in the light
It considers this light of the tight coupling of these ordered and chaotic processes and hopes to locate the space in between