Evolution


#Performance
Year: 2022
Performed at: Iklectik Artlab

Collaborator:
Ke Peng


My role: Sound performance



Evolution is an audio-visual performance piece about the chaotic nature of the origin and evolution of life through an exploration of materiality. The audience will be taken on a journey where simple materials such as luminous powders and water are organically activated and nonlinearly transformed by the performed sonic oscillations.

Due to the physical phenomenon of cymatics, inorganic matter will move and form various patterns within a sound field, manifesting an organic vitality. Meanwhile, the dynamics of these substances are irregular, unpredictable and chaotic, just as the Chaos Theory suggests, how a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can lead to large differences in a later state. From there, and also the inspiring complex creature evolution, we propose a speculative world where all matter is alive and interconnected. From a static point, these seemingly inorganic substances will gradually erratically evolve under the influence of a complicated force field created by sound, demonstrating their unique identity, and the delicate relationship among them as well.

This piece aims to trigger an evolution of ordinary matter, to be a starting point for the emergence of 'life forms', and to allow them to be alive in their complex interrelationships, entanglements, and propensities for open-ended change. Thus, we hope to provoke a new perception to the world, and to our relationship with ordinary matter.


《进化》是一个视听表演作品,通过对物质性的探索,讲述生命起源和进化的混乱性质。观众将被带到一个旅程中,简单的材料,如发光的粉末和水被有机地激活,并通过表演的声波振荡进行非线性的转化。

由于对称性的物理现象,无机物将在声场中移动并形成各种模式,表现出有机的活力。同时,这些物质的动态是不规则的、不可预测的和混乱的,就像混沌理论所建议的那样,一个确定性非线性系统的一个状态的微小变化如何能导致后来的状态的巨大差异。从那里,还有鼓舞人心的复杂的生物进化,我们提出了一个推测的世界,在那里所有的物质都是活的,并且相互联系。从一个静态的点,这些看似无机的物质将在声音创造的复杂力场的影响下逐渐无规律地演变,展示它们独特的身份,以及它们之间的微妙关系。

这个作品旨在引发普通物质的进化,成为 "生命形式 "出现的起点,并让它们在复杂的相互关系、纠缠和无限制变化的倾向中保持活力。因此,我们希望对世界以及我们与普通物质的关系引发一种新的认识。