The ancient Greeks had a great variety of myths relating to the history of the world. Although they all shared a language and a culture, each village, each tribe had its own beliefs, its own version of the Creation story and its own gods who were responsible for cosmic order. Theogony by Hesiod (8th-7th century BC) was the first poet to synthesize these traditions asking questions such as “what were the basic materials from which the universe was made?” According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, written during the 8th century AD, there was “one face of nature in her whole orb (CHAOS), a rough unordered mass, the discordant seeds of unassembled things”
This interactive audiovisual installation explores the early stages of the universe by merging basic forms with elaborated scientific data and images from today’s optical and radio telescopes. These basic forms represent the fabric of space and its distortions caused by gravity. Data from radio telescopes was converted into sound to create a soundtrack that moves and changes with the images. The public interacts with the media by deforming and manipulating these elements thus creating their order through chaos and metamorphosis.