Lorenzo, Isabella and the Pot of Basil articulates the relationship between polarities or incompatibilities in terms of art, cultural systems, and grand human narratives. Further it situates the viewer as the potential point of synthesis for these two seemingly antithetical streams – represented by two contemporary dance films running in perfect sync. In this way Lorenzo, Isabella and the Pot of Basil is very much a continuation of my previous work that explores the influence of chance, in the form of audience or user interaction, on various systems of video and audio installation. Here again I play with a kind of analogue/digital mash-up. However where as in earlier work the nodes of interactivity were apparent – whether a trumpet to edit video in real time or push buttons to drive narrative arcs – in the current work the locus of interactivity resides in the human body itself. It is the most analogue of forms interfacing within a simple network of computers exhibiting simultaneously thesis and antithesis. It is believed that through these processes of creative interaction the work will mitigate the apparent duality between chaos/chance and order/design within the system itself, while exposing commonality within the various forms of music, dance and cinematic narrative.