Stellated Polyhedra and Light

Four mathematical sculptures assembled from folded hardware cloth demonstrating the moire effect with light.

A series of mathematical sculptures employing but not limited to the Euler Equation V-E+F-C=0. The technique for assembling most of these works is equivalent to a type of large scale origami, ie., the edges of the assembled parts are folded in a way that is very closely related to origami. The voided space at the core of these works makes it possible for the moire effect-the primary reason this material-hardware cloth -has been utilized in this assembly. It is my hope that the bright theater light and other effects when the theater light is employed speak for themselves. To quote an intangible aspect of these works: When the composer Arvo Part was asked why there is so much silence in his music he responded… “Because silence is more perfect than art.” My hope is that the empty space at the core of these works is equivalent to that idea.. But in the discipline of Set Theory… the empty space might be interpreted as the empty set.

Date:
Oct 6, 2022
Time:
06:00 PM
- 10:00 PM
Venue:
Kendall/MIT Open Space: The Festival Zone
Location:
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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