Project10: In Order Out


Chaco Kato & Dylan Martorell, S.E.A. Anuran Sound System, 2010, speakers, wire, sound

Chaco Kato & Dylan Martorell, S.E.A. Anuran Sound System, 2010, speakers, wire, sound

In Order Out features artists who, with reference to the geometric order of the page, screen or object, guide us toward an encounter with contingency. The elements of the works featured here – often abstract forms filtered through the lens of design, deconstruction, assemblage or conceptual art – are arranged so as to explore a state in which chance and chaos emerge out of order, rather than the other way around.

Here, the self-conscious release from the rigour of the formal languages of abstract art produces an openness that is welcome, but at the same time disconcerting. The meaning of abstraction is here defined more by how it connects to private concerns than by its relationship to a social world.