Edge of Chaos was born from the collaboration between Vasilija Abramovic and Ruairi Glynn, members of the Interactive Architecture Lab (IAL), from Bas Overvelde of the Soft Robotic Matter Group. Working at the crossroads of art, design, and architecture, IAL is interested in objects and interactive environments, strange animated appearances while the Soft Robotic Matter Group studies and manufactures evolutionary materials adapting to their environment. Together, from their practices, they conceive an installation that projects us into a world of active architectures, invasive, autonomous and linked to natural phenomena forming part of the European project: The Voyages of Captain Future.
Edge of Chaos
The “edge of chaos” refers to an unstable state in an environment where chaos suddenly recedes, making life possible. The work draws from recent scientific research to offer a conceptual, emotional interpretation of complex mathematical constructions. Lured in by a chaotic nebula where a tree of life opens delicately as we draw near, we have the chance to play with molecular principles on a full scale. This dynamic super-landscape features a new type of intuitive, responsive materials arranged in a way that resembles origami. Edge of Chaos is a collaboration between Vasilija Abramovic and Ruairi Glynn, members of the Interactive Architecture Lab (IAL), and Bas Overvelde from the Soft Robotic Matter Group and the Studio Overvelde. The designers combined their respective practices to design an installation that propels us into a world of active, invasive, autonomous architectures connected with natural phenomena.