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Thinking dimensions (n-cube)

2010. Eight drawings; graphite on paper, mounted on aluminium. Each 40 x 28 cm

Petrie polygon projection graphs of n-cube are executed as pencil drawings. These graphs are used in geometry for visualizing symmetric structures of the higher dimensional regular polytopes. Starting with a single line – one-dimensional cube – in each of the following drawings, one more dimension of cube is added. The addition of lines unfolds further spaces, further mathematical dimensions, but rather then revealing higher dimensions visually, this accession seems to obscure them within the flat, coded ornament. Being bound to a three-dimensional chair, drawing lines on two-dimensional paper, exercising thinking of dimensions larger and smaller then our own. 

Realization with Shira Wachsmann, Anne Duk Hee Jordan. Photo Jussi Tainen