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Potential Degrees of Freedom  (Tesseract 1, 2, 3, 4)

2014. Four printed drawings. Silkscreen on tracing paper. Each 34 x 34 cm.

The prints, which can be considered as viewpoints, maps, drawings, are graphs –two-dimensional orthographic projections of a four-dimensional cube. The title Tesseract refers to the cube model, or the square, which varies in different projections, so that four dimensions are projected within two physical dimensions.

This path of compression is reversible in relation to our perception and participation, since a three-dimensional cube in a mutual relationship with us would be located in what physics interprets as time, and what neuroscience sees as the processing of perceptions and the creation of mental images. Through a two-dimensional representation on a transparent medium, the surfaces become openings, gaps and shortcuts to a four-dimensional performance, and so no longer form a mere display, but a space in which other possible degrees of freedom open up.

Text by Jasna Jaksic

Installation view: Ivana Franke. Potential Degrees of Freedom, Richter Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. Photos Ana Opalic