Performed live at the exhibition:
'Objects in the Mirror May be Closer Than They Appear'
Lewisham Art House, London
Piano - Alex Nikiporenko
Voice - Sara Rodrigues
Drums - Rodrigo B. Camacho
Telephone caller - Pascal Colman
Telephone answerer - Tara Mexis
Radio operator -
Youtube operator - Cristina Ramos
Miles away, a hurricane is influenced by the minor perturbations of the flapping of the wings of a butterfly several weeks earlier. (Lorenz)
‘The Butterfly’ consists of an indeterminate composition, created in 2015, based on a system of options and time structure that will repeatedly shape its direction and outcome, using the process of relation in order to trigger and generate continuation of material. The piece alludes to chaos theory's dynamical response system, commonly known as ‘the butterfly effect’, whereby behaviour is highly sensitive to changes in conditions, so that small alterations in the present can give rise to striking differences in future outcomes.
Remaining in open form, the performance invites creativity and playfulness as much as criticality, for the freedom of improvisation also comes with a price: that of shaping reality.