Frank Bueltge’s latest work Babel’s Breach stands out among its contemporaries. Created out of black-dyed steel and fading orange sanguine, the masterful sculpture features a central arch resembling a monolith,with two massive columns at either side. Around the arch’s perimeter are twelve frames, each set at a distance from the other ones, giving the impression that the structure is being pulled apart. With small nuances of seemingly chaotic movement, the artwork captures the chaos of existence and the battle between order and chaos.
Babel’s Breach draws a comparison to the chaos theory, which states that small causes can have large, unpredictable effects, and that relatively simple systems can contain large random fluctuations. This concept is illustrated masterfully by Bueltge’s work, coming out of his ongoing experiments with advanced technologies such as large language models, big data and neural networks.