Limiting Entropy

Lachlan Brown, Anthony Curran (Artist)

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Limiting Entropy was an collaborative visual arts/poetry exhibition that took place on 1-19 March 2017 at the ANCA Gallery in Canberra.
Limiting Entropy is a series of poems and artworks that radiate and refract outward, as different stimuli provoke artistic responses which then, in turn, become stimuli for other pieces of writing or drawing. Thus the result is a rhizomatic proliferation of meaning (in the Deleuzean sense), a creative mise-en-abyme where endless reflections signify the endless potential of art itself. Thus, each individual ekphrastic work is situated within a larger body of contingent artworks that show how, in Frosh’s words ‘the image- word relationship is productive in practice.’
Curran’s images all stem from digital life drawings, which have then been fragmented piece by piece. The fragments are then loaded into a digital database and program titled The unconscious is a rectangle and remixed to produce new forms of narrative and abstract paintings. As this database builds the images have grown more complex and included more figurative forms. Brown, on the other hand, has composed a series of 14 line sonnets, taking on the weight of the form’s poetic history and its stringent technical demands. In this way the project demonstrates how two modes of constraint (the 4:3 rectangle and the 14 line sonnet) can interact to produce a symbiosis.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


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