Entering The Novelty
At Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
Opening: November 15, 6:00 - 8:00
Exhibition: November 15 - December 22, 2018
In baseball, every action that occurs before the pitch is comfortingly—or mind-numbingly—predictable. The players look more like factory workers than creative actors possessing their own agency on a playing field. They’re all playing in what the chess world refers to as The Book—a place where everything being done has been done before. But when that pitch is released, a short burst of chaos is released with it as the game tips into The Novelty: a state in which the number of possible outcomes surpasses the number of atoms in the known universe; a state of play where anything is possible
These shifts from The Book to The Novelty—or the known to the unknown—constitute the metaphysical rhythms of baseball. The game serves as a metaphor for the thresholds we navigate within our daily lives. It is this delicate balance of the predictable and the unpredictable that makes human life compelling. These thresholds are crystallized in Entering The Novelty.