Attractors: Signs of Chaos
September 14 - November 26, 1989
Artists: Dove Bradshaw, Glenn Branca, Ellen Brooks, John Cage,
Tony Cokes, Critical Art Ensemble, Collins and Milazzo, Steve DiBenedetto,
Orshi Drozdik, Dana Duff, Laura Emrick, Diana Formisano, Jon Kessler,
Eve Andrée Laramée, Zoe Leonard, Jill Levine, Steve
Miller, Peter Nagy, Joseph Nechvatal, Alastair Noble, David Nyzio,
Dan Reynolds, Andres Serrano, David Smith, Jon Tower, Sokhi Wagner,
Oliver Wasow, Grace Williams and Litina
"The ideas embedded in the language and images of "chaos
science" strike a familiar, strangely seductive chord. Like
the shapes and figures of its "fractal" geometry, our
daily experience is fragmented; fraught with arbitrary juxtapositions,
patterns of perception and social practice are assaulted by an onrush
of information. . . . Leisure time, work and art, our bodies and
so also our selvesÑall are absorbed into the breathing and
buzzing surreality of simulation culture, of global information
networks and cybernetic machines."
Laura Trippi, Strange Attractorscatalogue.
"The room soundsÑnot to mention looksÑlike a
party in the Tunnel."
Kay Larson, "Art," New York Magazine, October 23, 1989.