Spin wheel of fortune!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The drawings are made by “chance” according to the given dictate of each of the roulettes  used in the process to create these drawings. More than ink and paper, the drawings are made with patience, dedication and a great deal of concentration. Control is yielded to the spinning machine. Power is transferred from the hand of the artist to the roulette and then the roulette controls the hand to create the drawing…

 

While doing the drawings, a key part of the process is counting the resulting numbers.

 

The final result reveals how the machine is biased towards some of the numbers. Color is used to visualize this numbers created through repetition. We can sit back and analyze the colors and look at the numbers to understand the results.

 

The result of this process is in some way similar to mandalas. They require a meditating process to be filled with color; they also reveal the slow but unstoppable passing of time. They are the product of a set of instruction, having a ritualistic aspect in their nature. In this case they address mathematical ideas, and pretend to reveal the tension between chance and probability. Also to question raise questions like: how perfect each roulette is, in terms of being unpredictable, capable of giving very random results? Next question: how random? Next question: Can it be perfectly random? Next question: would we now? Next question: perfect randomness, is this possible for us humans to create a perfectly random generator machine?

 

While doing these drawings many thoughts came to my mind. They invited me to think about the conditions that lead things to develop into particular and concrete situation or objects. About the importance of accumulation of small actions can produce results of great impact and sometimes importance. The color contrasts, dissonance, harmonies and relations also make me think about how we see the complete chaos and immensity of our universe and try to make sense out of all that overwhelming information as good a we can.  

 

In the pictures you can see the results of following the same instructions, but changing the roulette, so we can compare how different results can be. A color was assigned to each number of the roulette's (equally done for each roulette).

 

 

 

Rueda Fortuna!

 

 

 

Los dibujos son realizados “al azar” según el dictado ruletas diferentes para cada dibujo. Más que con tinta y papel, son hechos con días de paciencia, dedicación y concentración y una obediencia al dictado de la ruleta que implica una renuncia al control del dibujante sobre el resultado final. Revelan la carga de cada ruleta y la visualizan a través del color como índice. Si nos tomamos un minuto para contemplarlos, analizarlos y compararlos, podemos comprobar al verlos juntos que aunque a primera vista se ven muy parecidos, no lo son. Cada uno es en realidad un universo paralelo.

 

Son una especie de mandalas azarosos que invitan a reflexionar acerca de lo que llamamos probabilidad, lo que conocemos como fortuna o azar y lo que llamamos estadística. Sobre ideas como el tiempo, la acción, la repetición, el trabajo manual en la era de la velocidad y la productividad. En su escencia, estos dibujos invitan a pensar sobre el origen de las cosas. Este experimento funciona como una metáfora de la “realidad”. La vida esta dada por decisiones, acciones, situaciones y acontecimientos que se van entrelazando. Se puede reflexionar sobre cómo se van construyendo y modificando las diferentes situaciones y contextos vividos a diario a partir de la interacción de unos jugadores y las reglas de juego dictadas en cada contexto. Sobre cómo la interacción entre los jugadores y estas reglas generan un resultado, más o menos “afortunado”.

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