When this topic was presented this week I thought I was going to be in the category of those that were frustrated in performance of this piece. I was correct. I was frustrated. Not at the process of implementation, but rather the lack of a goal to the piece. I work in the power engineering industry, and before we can even propose a project we must plan out what we are going to do for the project, including goals for success and failure. Everything is planned out, the desired product is known. While we may not always achieve the desired product, the goal is still in mind.
A structured project is my comfort zone. This project, however, is inherently unstructured. We give in to the entropy of the universe. I can see how the prospect of this is rather exciting to some people. The call to the void. The touch of the beyond. I, however, do not have that inclination to explore the beyond.
The piece came out as one would expect something that had no plan. Chaotic. A manifestation of Entropy. An affront to the goal of life: which is to make order out of disorder. That’s when I reached an epiphany: I try so hard in my life to apply order when that is against the nature of the universe. Why, as humans, do we insist on doing this? Is a familiar structure something that we desire. Are we seeking shelter from the unknown? Or is it because were unique in the universe, a force that works against the tendency towards chaos. Is that in fact is the nature of the human spirit: to fight impossible odds, infinitesimal probability, and to somehow succeed?