Stepping Aside Occasionally.

Stepping aside occasionally.

At the end of my last post I highlighted a gallery of new drawings based on my explorations of lemniscates, or at least the idea of lemniscates.

I started to think about how to see a lemniscate while I’m waiting for funds to be released to make the large version of the clear resin cast that I posted in Gardens Project 12 , and thought about the idea of two circles and how they might be interfered with to suggest a continuous movement. Essentially viewing a pair of toruses such that they act as Möbius strip.

first leminscate maquette

first leminscate maquette – paper, thread, piano wire – 42x10x23

second leminscate maquette

second leminscate maquette – paper, thread, piano wire – 42x10x23

I built the maquettes above to see if I could find a quick way to explore the concept through physically building rather than constant drawing or virtual modelling. I needed to step away from the virtual for a while after working intensely on the gardens project.

Finitude Large Drawing

Finitude Large Drawing – ink, guache, floor paint, charcoal, gesso – 100×80

From the maquettes I made sketches and then a smaller series of drawings (most of the drawings for this project are done on Amazon delivery bags) using limited colour. The rest of the images can be seen here

finitude three drawing

finitude three drawing – guache, gesso, floor paint – amazon bag

Another deviation from this was to build the torus form from comfrey leaves and observe the drying of the form over time.

Some sources found while I was searching for solutions to the transition between finitude and infinity. The Postmodern Peripatetic, Christopher Brinkley’s philosophy blog gives a background to infinity as a concept.

The prolight+sound (Frankfurt based entertainment technology trade fair) has a brief review of Refik Anadol’s exhibition “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments” from 2015.

Or take a look at the very impressive website

Park Youngjin discusses Badiou’s “L’Immanence des vérités” in which he rewrites Plato’s allegory of the cave suggesting that “Truths are absolute, in that the dialectic between finitude and infinity leads to the creation of the œuvre endowed with an index of absoluteness.” in this article in Nature from July 202.

Stepping aside occasionally.

comfrey leaves and thread – 22cm dia

I use a trail camera in my garden and make films from the footage captured, this film is from 13th August when my camera fell from its stand and faced the sky capturing the movement of the trees and the sun for the whole afternoon. I’ve got a full two hours of clips assembled as a film and I made this fast forward version as well.