fuse* introduces on Sedition Evolutionary Cosmos, a collection of six digitally rendered landscapes that question the nature of our universe and are generated from the recent audiovisual installation Multiverse.
Several theories of the last century describe our universe as one in a much larger cosmos, member of a growing community of universes, each one being born in a bounce following the formation of a black hole. This assumption leads to presume the existence of a multiverse: a system composed of an infinite number of universes that coexist simultaneously outside of our space-time. During this process of generation of new universes, the values of the free parameters of the physical laws are reprocessed and slightly changed. This leads to an evolutionary picture of the multiverse, where the hospitality for life is seen as an offshoot of a self-organized process. This evolutionary nature has been translated in a generative system that gave birth to an ever-changing process of universe simulation. This collection exposes an instantaneous moment with a particular set of parameter which also symbolize the uniqueness of our existence.
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Forking Paths attempts to disclose specific perturbative events during the evolutive process of the multiverse. Such events are capable to deviate the space of possibilities thus creating new possible universes through the modification of key physical parameters. Here the space-time pathways deviate, the universes storylines fork giving birth to new universes and thus realities.
Energy and Matter reflects on the fundamental components of the universe and their relationship. These two elements are responsible for everything that exists and they can interact freely in a boundless space moving like fluids one next to the other. They depict an open-ended, purposeless process where everything begins.
The infinite flux of energy and matter is interrupted by quantic singularities destined to change the space-time in an indefinite way. These Anomalies represent breaking points where variations can thrive. Only through diversity and modification life emerges.
In The Rule of Randomness, we attempt to represent the cosmic structure of infinite evolving universes in an ordered way. Repetition is apparent, whilst random events modify its nature. A small change of the fundamental physical parameters has a profound consequence of the entire process both in its internal structure and its visual depiction.
Black and White Holes illustrates the generative process involving the presence of white and black holes inside a single universe. These two regions of the space-time might play a big role in the creation and evolution of the cosmos. In this artwork, matter moves dynamically in a simulation that involves two sets of elements that apply opposite forces of attraction and repulsion resulting in a chaotic and determined attempt to reach an equilibrium state.
The Infinite Circle aims to show an eternal flux of cosmic material running around in a circular motion. The universe that they have created over their collective concept is in its final stage, ready to reach an ending. It is a moment of quiet and calm struggle with intense forces of expansion and contraction that constantly try to find a balance.
Singularity explores the concept of gravitational singularity, often called space-time singularity. This term is used to describe the center of a black hole within which gravity is thought as tending to infinity.
We have interpreted this element as an intense source of attraction for the particles within the simulation that try to escape from its influence, and in a certain sense to its own destiny, through a series of spasms and palpitations. At the center of the black hole, the singularity develops into a point with infinite density, in which space-time stops existing as we know it and the laws of physics we know cannot be applied.
Eternal Creation evolves into a digital landscape composed of aggregations of matter that seek to create meaning within the digital space, referring to a process of life creation on a cosmic scale. Different configurations follow one another depending on the result of the physical simulations that develop over time. This process causes the spread of large amounts of energy that are dispersed in the environment and that contribute to the creation of the boundary conditions necessary for the development of life. From the destruction and creation of these large masses of matter, galaxies and consequently star systems and planets such as the earth originate, within which life could have developed.
In this scene called Many Worlds, three of the infinite possible configurations of a simulation that describes the development of our universe are shown. The parameters that define the physical characteristics of the system and the particles that move in this virtual space are changed at each iteration searching for a situation in which the conditions for the birth of life are met. The result of this process is a wide range of configurations in which the system show its ability to create or not variety and heterogeneity starting from the same quantity of matter.
The title of this artwork is a tribute to the so-called Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics formulated by the American physicist Hugh Everett, according to which all possible alternative and future worlds are real, each representing an actual world. Before this theory, reality has always been seen as a single unfolding history. Many-worlds, on the other hand, sees historical reality as a tree with many branches where every possible quantum result is realized.