Thursday, 13 October 2011

Original Chaos - Science-inspired art exhibition by Joey Hehir

Science-inspired art exhibition Original Chaos, by Kilkenny artist Joey Hehir comes to an end this Saturday 15th October.

Hehir's work is a visualization of shapes found in nature, using mathematical procedures to mirror the beauty of nature.

"The universe we live in exists in a balance of complicated relationships governed by equations. It is Mathematics that harbours the secrets to these equations. Chaos describes how everything is fundamentally in disorder," he explains. "Equations iterated over time tend to become unpredictable. An example of this is found in weather prediction where complex equation systems are used to foresee weather patterns. These predictions are seldom completely accurate."

According to Hehir, equations can be graphed in order to present outcomes and, with repeated iterations, complex patterns are formed.

"Some patterns seem to reoccur regularly," he says. "Spirals describe vast galaxies and the pattern of a snail's shell. Pentograms are seen in the form of star fish and in relation to planetary orbits. These patterns have also found their way into human art and conscienceness. Such as the ancient spirals on the entrance rock at Newgrange. The Pentogram has become, for some, a religious symbol and, for Morocco, a symbol of nationhood."

Where: Old Callan Co-Op, Green St, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
When: 1-15th October 2011 
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12-17pm

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