Angelo Cricchi & Simona Lianza
Entropy is the first of a series of videos which want to unravel the concept of the unconscious,
of magic, of the lien between science, psyche and metaphysics. Entropy is the dramatization of
a psychic cosmology, a cosmic cycle which starts from order and slowly degenerates into
chaos. Chaos is then followed by annulment, annulment which generates a new cycle.
Entropy is a function in physics that measures the increase of chaos in a closed system. Starting
therefore from a metaphysical principle, we postulate that even a human being can be
considered a closed system and that the energy he emanates when he desires, affects the
entropic cosmic function.
Entropy is also the reflection of a personal path, it describes the elliptical phase of a love story.
The steadiness of time, the supervening of passions which distract from time’s regularity. The
darkness and the crisis that follow, at the apex of which there is the intervention of a new
system that substitutes the precedent one. The ecstatic rebirth and the return to regularity within
the new system.
The interior of the superb and incomplete sports club of Torvergata, ideated by Santiago
Calatrava and John Malkovich’s fashion line, are part of the aesthetic vision chosen to
represent the entropic degeneration of a closed system confronted with the human psyche.
A welkin system which reproduces a whale’s womb both archaic and evocative. In this cosmos,
the cycles of the four suns creators of life alternate and man takes the stead of the fifth sun,
pivot of the rotations.
Man at the centre of cosmology, protected in the womb of the whale mother, surrenders to the
presumption of feeling the creator of his own destiny, distinct from the matter that surrounds
him. He traces his own path guided by free will and expresses himself by desiring and
gratifying himself, rejoicing of the dreams come true which make him complete as a human
being, positioning him at the centre of creation.
However, the desires themselves hit him like a malignant trail, a trap, the big spell which
throws the subject into the greatest confusion. In the grip of convulsive movements, he slides in
the dark hole of asthenia, with the eclipse of the third sun. Entropy is at its maximum.
Alone, desolate and in this apathetic state, filled by the ecstatic light of the fourth sun, the
human being concludes his path, transforming himself in the fifth sun, creator of the cycle.
A scale of colours guides us through the four phases of awareness: white, orange, black and
Life as it manifests itself, lights up the body in white light that marks, like a clock, a formal and
The growing desire manifests itself in a rain of falling stars bathed in orange light, the colour of
joy, followed however by the annulment of the being, by the cosmos that towers over the body
burdened by desires, and eclipses it with an astral body leading everything into darkness. It’s
the Maya prophecy coming true, the winter solstice of 2012, day in which the video was
At last the quantum gap, the asthenia from desire, the resonance with the astral frequency, the
fusion with the universe in an acid green light, what Jung defined the colour of ecstasy.