Loop

Thu, October 22, 2015 to Sat, November 14, 2015
  • F[+FJ][-FJ]-/F[+A][-A], 2015, Aluminium, ABS 3D printed plastic joints and found concrete base, 37 x 40 x 31cm
  • F[-FJ][FJ]+A (i), 2015, Aluminium, ABS 3D printed plastic joints and found concrete base, 45 x 40 x 12cm
  • /F[-FJ]/F[-FJ] /F[-FA] /F[-FA] (iii), 2015, Aluminium, ABS 3D printed plastic joints and found concrete base, 60 x 50 x 40cm
  • Sand and Wind Simulation I, 2015, Creased curve folded Flora Butula paper, 108 x 78cm, R4 200
  • Sand & Wind Simulation II 2015 Creased curve folded Flora Butula paper 108 x 78cm
  • Sand & Wind Simulation III 2015 Creased curve folded Flora Butula paper 108 x 78cm

Matty Roodt presents ‘Loop’, her first solo show at SMITH.
'Loop' will be on exhibition until the 14th of November 2015.

Artist statement

A loop is a method of adaptive development, designed to meet the precise conditions of the time. It is a recursive algorithm that repeats itself using the data from the previous iteration as the variables that determine the outcome of the next iteration in the series. The concept is found in everything from organic growth to evolution and weather patterns. It is how plants grow for optimal use of sunlight and other external parameters. It allows for individual entities like sand grains to self-organise. Weather is a complex system of forces that has been looping since always, loops on top and within loops! From one iteration to the next, things evolve based on their fitness and ability to adapt. Time is an endless loop of evolving systems. Each meant to be or become compatible with the contemporary situation.In the work I use the loop as a forth dimension, time. By mimicking natural processes I set up algorithms to generate computer models of evolving geometries.

One of the iterations in this evolution is then taken out of the simulation and that digital geometry is then translated into physical geometry. The resulting sculptures are an interpretation of a freeze-frame of the four dimensional event generated by the designed loop.
Loops transcend our own experience. We are one iteration of the evolution of human, only one iteration of the entire Anthropocene. We are the result of many loops of human development and we are faced with the results of the decisions of those loops but we have the ability to alter the development of our future loops. I have hope for our future loops.

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