Magna Mutatio / Yamaneko
Magna Mutatio / Yamaneko explores a tropical storm that occurred in the fall of 2022 from 13:00 on 10 November to 19:00 UTC+1 on 14 November, approximately 276 NM north of the coral atoll of Wake in the North Pacific Ocean. It was a tropical cyclone - an atmospheric formation in the form of a large-scale vortex with a characteristic eye in the centre - a so-called hurricane.
Unlike previous works, Yamaneko focuses on immediate, current events. The tropical cyclone is a phenomenon that is quite unique in place and time. In the case of Yamaneko, it was less than five days. It is not a change of landscape, a development of a body of water, a transformation of the natural world. It is a phenomenon without human input. But it remains a driving force in the context of what is observed. At one point, due to the low air pressure and the heat released from the condensing water vapour, an enormous concentration of energy begins to form.
Although the causes of the storms are de facto predictable in our observations, their course is not.
The potential of a storm, an electro-static phenomenon, a relative meteorological anomaly, is not of long duration; it exhausts itself, calms down, and gradually disappears irreversibly. If, as in the case of Yamaneko, it is a cyclone passing only over the ocean, nothing will be left of it.
Its implications will be reflected in other forecasts for some time. Even its name, assigned by man, will be forgotten as it arose, passed and disappeared completely outside of human settlements.Magna Mutatio / Yamaneko observes a phenomenon that cannot be captured from the viewpoint of a single observer or even from a single meteo-satellite. It is a dynamic phenomenon for which a sui generis algorithm has been developed that simultaneously composes datasets from multiple satellites simultaneously. Everything further interacts with each other within the set rules of the algorithm. In which water, earth and time become pigment. The resulting macro perspective then allows the entire phenomenon to be visualized. A loop that maps the entire genesis of the hurricane from birth to death in a short window.