O Time thy Pyramids
"I began questioning the legibility of geometry, formulas and mathematics in general, but also thinking about different concepts of infinity. I came across the stories of Jorge Luis Borges and was impressed by the playful approach to quantum physics, paradoxes, infinity, legibility and geometry. Especially ”The Library of Babel” was sort of an inspiration to start my own infinite library: “O time thy pyramids” (a quote from Borges “The library of Babel”). Using graphs, points, lines and circles for a mathematical improvisation, the process is more like a mediation with unintentional designs. Fragments might look like geographical maps, physical explanations or musical scores. At this point I have created around 120 of these drawings.
Just as Borges’ short story describes the failure to comprehend a written language, there is always something lost in translation, gaps that appear in the process of notation, yet mathematics underpins everything as both the most universal and incomprehensible descriptor. In many of his stories, Borges uses mathematical theories to reveal deep abstractions, composing chaos and repetition, while also giving us glimpses of circularity and infinity that are far beyond our field of vision. These drawings function as a system of language, but one in which there is no key. Like pages from a book, each work is simultaneously the answer to a possible question, and undecipherable."