Butterfly wings are causing hurricanes at Leftbank

The leftbank project was fortunate enough to play host to “The Butterfly Effect: A Visionary Gesture by Leslie B. Durst”. A quick google of “butterfly effect” comes up with two answers:

1.) a property of chaotic systems (as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future state of the system

2.) an Ashton Kutcher movie about a missing car and how it messed up his universe or his hair or something

The first definition is closer to PICA‘s hope for their Butterfly Effect. Ten years ago Leslie B. Durst began commissioning twelve pieces of art from a different artist each year and giving them to people all over the world. Some of the recipients were actively involved members of the art community, some were not (this is where the butterfly effect comes into play). To kick off the showing, Cloud Eye Control was on hand to debut their new show “Under Polaris”. The T:BA favorites mix music, gorgeous animation, and live performance into epic tales of salvation, sea kayaks, and buffaloes. It was a great show, but don’t take it from us, here’s what the Oregonian thought:

Review: “The Butterfly Effect” at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

“For her 60th birthday party last Saturday, philanthropist Leslie Durst unveiled a five-day exhibit in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art…”read more