“Boundary between order and chaos” was a project developed by media artist Jin Lee as part of his residency at Thinker Maker Space.
We often divide the world into areas that can be understood and controlled and those that are uncertain and beyond our control. Civilization has evolved by expanding the realm of what we can understand and control using science and technology. However, the vastness of the uncertain and uncontrollable areas is still overwhelmingly greater.
Jin Lee brings chaotic natural phenomena, which are uncontrolled and uncertain, into a single space and uses machinery to control their flow and visualize them as fog. Chaos control, which aims to study these phenomena and predict weather and climate as perfectly as possible, can be seen as humanity’s boldest research to understand the uncertain natural world.
Using ion wind as the background technology, he aims to explore the boundary between certainty and uncertainty by adding layering flows to air turbulence. By controlling the shape and intensity of the layers generated by the ion wind, he separates part of the turbulent space into layers and creates air flows that cannot naturally exist. This is the challenge of this project.
This is not a scientific solution to turbulence phenomena, but rather an attempt to approach uncertain phenomena through a symbolic attempt to control the flow of air. The process of minimal intervention, the variables that arise from it, and the control method for predicting it are an extension of the area that the artist wants to meet through art and technology.