Saturday, 31 August 2013

Janaina Tschäpe / Edwin Abbot

“Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows – only hard with luminous edges – and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years ago, I should have said ‘my universe’: but now my mind has been opened to higher views of things.” 

Excerpt from novel:
Edwin Abbot
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Janaina Tschäpe (DE/US)
mixed media on canvas
305 x 914 cm 
Courtesy of Fortes Vilaca Gallery

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