World Device II – Obscure

World Device II – Obscure

I used a geometrical pattern out of the Alhambra in Spain
as the basis for making this architectural world.
In mathematics this is called a ‘tessellation’:
an infinitely repeating shape without overlaps.

By using this method I add an extra dimension to
the original historic pattern. This work tries to form
a bridge between our contemporary society and the historical culture
on which we have built through the ages.
We are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Searching for harmony in geometrical shapes is
like searching for the holy grail.
Intuitively I know that the ultimate beauty lies within it,
but the road that leads to it I have yet to find.

Max Tegmark, a renowned Swedish-American Professor
in Physics and Cosmology at MIT, wrote a book called
“Our Mathematical Universe” in which he posits that
reality is in fact a mathematical structure.

Maybe with this work I can reveal a glimpse of
he mathematical base structure behind our reality.

World Device II – Bridge
78 x 78 cm, print on German etching paper, floating frame. Limited edition.

World Device II – Obscure
160 x 100 cm, print on German etching paper, floating frame. Limited edition.

World Device II – Clear

World Device II – Clear

I used a geometrical pattern out of the Alhambra in Spain
as the basis for making this architectural world.
In mathematics this is called a ‘tessellation’:
an infinitely repeating shape without overlaps.

By using this method I add an extra dimension to
the original historic pattern. This work tries to form
a bridge between our contemporary society and the historical culture
on which we have built through the ages.
We are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Searching for harmony in geometrical shapes is
like searching for the holy grail.
Intuitively I know that the ultimate beauty lies within it,
but the road that leads to it I have yet to find.

Max Tegmark, a renowned Swedish-American Professor
in Physics and Cosmology at MIT, wrote a book called
“Our Mathematical Universe” in which he posits that
reality is in fact a mathematical structure.

Maybe with this work I can reveal a glimpse of
he mathematical base structure behind our reality.

It is an ideal in architecture to find as much harmony as possible by
designing each smaller element as a reflection of the bigger whole.
This way these tessellations could be
the ultimate harmonious architecture.

World Device II – Intersection
74 x 48 cm, print on German etching paper.
Floating frame. Limited edition of 3

World Device II – Portal
74 x 48 cm, print on German etching paper.
Floating frame. Limited edition of 3

World Device II – Detail
53 x 49 cm, print on German etching paper.
Floating frame. Limited edition of 3

World Device II – Cutout
94 x 72 cm, print on German etching paper.
Floating frame. Limited edition of 3

World Device II – Clear
160 x 100 cm, print on German etching paper, floating frame. Limited edition.

Mathematical Universes – Panoptica I

Mathematical Universes – Panoptica I

This is a new type of installations which I name ‘Mathematical Universes‘.

This first one in the series is called Panoptica I, as a reference to the societal model that was developed by Michel Foucault as a reaction to a new type of concentric prison invented by Jeremy Bentham.

The installation tries to create a bridge in between the nano-, micro- and macro-world. I show an infinite geometrical world, as it also exists on the scale of an atoms and microbiological life.

The evolution of the sciences supports the belief that our reality is completely mathematical. Do we live in a deterministic universe? Are we the captain of our own ship?