Both of these women live by the mantra that the act of making art is revolutionary. Creativity at times may be considered a disruptive practice as it goes against the status quo or norm, working in and out of systems. Entropy speaks to this idea. With its Greek prefix en-, meaning “within,” and the trop- root meaning “change,” entropy means “change within (a closed system).”
The closed system we usually think of when speaking of entropy (especially if we’re not physicists) is the entire universe. But entropy applies to closed systems of any size and kind. These systems include spaces of marginalization, racism, and politics. As we think of today’s socio-political climate, this collaboration is particularly poignant.
Most of us feel that artists, through their work, can make sense of uncertainty and chaos. These two artists are no different. Their coming together forms a paradigm, deconstructing the universal notions of music, visual art, spoken word and performance within the traditional structure of these creative practices. The re-contextualizing of these creative practices will transfix the viewer by transporting them in and out of entropy.
1. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder. a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme.
2. synonyms: deterioration, degeneration, crumbling, decline, degradation, decomposition, breaking down, collapse