International Videoart Festival Madrid Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Madrid New Media Festival La Neomudéjar
Sinopsis: “Recurrence” is a single-channel video loop, which consists of 300 individual fractal canvases. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. Fractals are referred to as nature’s fingerprint as they are heavily present in nature. In accordance with its title, “Recurrence” is the result of a single fractal formula recurring with different color parameters for each individual canvas. It is specifically designed to be experienced in an endless loop; therefore both the formula and the video itself can recur infinitely. The sequential viewing of rapidly evolving and perpetually forming visuals meant to evoke sensations akin to abstract expressionistic exploration of gestures, lines, shapes, and colors which in a way hoped to evoke an impression of spontaneity and strong emotional reactions from the viewer. Abstract art was developed by painters such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in the 1940s and 1950s. Especially Pollock’s contribution to the evolution of art was seminal as he was able to simulate patterns that were similar to those that evolve in nature by adopting fractal like patterns. “Recurrence” is a meditation on the aesthetics of the 21st century new media art through the historical lens of 20th century abstract art.
Bio: Born in 1981, Hüseyin Mert Erverdi is a visual artist. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Cinema and Media Studies. Erverdi lives and works in Istanbul.