Chaosmos | Alessandro Puccinelli
Chaosmos is a project about that moment, when chaos becomes cosmos.
The contraposition between chaos, seen as a state of total disorder and Cosmos, which is seen as the natural order of matter, reality and events, finds a synthesis when employed as a new means to describe the ocean.
The deep breathing of the sea, its apparent inevitability becomes chaotic and unpredictable when seen as mass of infinite molecules of water.
The ocean’s seemingly regular breathing behavior breaks down under turbulence and the classic perception of its movements give way to a new and apparently more random series of visible outcomes. The ‘certainty’ of reality foresakes its place and out of it bursts forth an expression of beauty and hidden complexity and sheer unpredictability which is the phenomena of a raging sea.
The moment when the energy of the sea is released cannot easily be described in classical terms. The water molecules follow chaotic dynamics and their manner and movement is no longer reliably predictable.
In order to immerse myself in these instants, all similar but all different, I sought to incorporate into my work this concept of unpredictability and I played with multiple exposures straight into the camera.
In this way, in front of the most beautiful scenario imaginable and with the best possible light, the final result is in the end never taken for granted and is never in any way reliably predictable. Perfect! Exactly as a chaotic system in which infinitesimal variations of the initial conditions should produce significant changes in its future behavior.