Marfa Dialogues

Strange Attractor

March 10, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Strange Attractor is an exhibition exploring the uncertainties and poetics of networks, environmental events, technology, and sound. The term “strange attractor” describes the inherent order embedded in chaos, perceivable in harmonious yet unpredictable patterns. This mathematical concept is a useful trope for the elusive order in our lived experience, and the vital pursuit of making meaning from unexpected connections.

Rafa Esparza

August 25 2017 - February 2018

Rafa Esparza’s multivalent practice addresses and excavates the history of colonialism; labor and economic value scales; freedom, queer culture, and masculinity; as well as personal and familial legacy, among many other issues and subjects. He sets traditional materials, inherited processes, and ephemeral choreographies up against institutional structures and the historical narratives of Western sculpture, land art, and performance.