tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis

Navid Navab (CA/IR)

In search for the hidden mysteries of matter from the borders of tabletop astrophysics and natural fiction, three microcosms orchestrate states of sensory access to the phenomenological emergence of order out of chaos. tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis is a sensorial installation that invites participants to intimately encounter the ontogenesis of vital patterns through the spontaneous formation of temporal textures that emerge from material-energy fields.

Physically investigated through collaboration with forces of complex harmonic motion, patterns-of-interaction between magnetism, gravity, and light spiral out of theories of complexity and into an improvisatory dance of hallucinatory forms. Eventually, the kinetic event unveils messy realness chaosing into balance: things doing… stuff seeking a minimum-energy-state under magnetic flux. Sensually binding, spatially confusing, and temporally unsettling, tangibleFlux pulls everything into immediate vibrational relation with its vertiginous ritual.


Navid Navab: artistic direction, audiovisual design, composition, sculpture, programming, electronics, technical design, fabrication
Ceramic artist (microcosm no.3): Marie Côté
Programming assistance: Evan Montpellier
Design consultants: Garnet Willis, Tatev Yves
Fabrication collaboration: Studio Robocut (Montreal), SceneArt (Slovenia)
Research collaboration: Topological Media Lab
Special thanks: Nima Navab, Michael Montanaro, Joseph Thibodeau, Ashley Obscura, Peter van Haaften, Bruiser Bruce, Robertina Šebjanič, Miha Colner, Lina Dib
Support: Canada Council for the Arts