__FISHERMAN STREAM -
SOFT WHERE - TRANSPIN__**My work for
EVENTA4 contains three parts:** **The first part is the visible object
- FISHERMAN STREAM - on the bank of the river Fyris. Thirteen white elastic
angle rods stand in green reed grass on the riverside. They are moving
in the wind like big blades of grass, like rods to fish god knows what.
They form a field of feelers to investigate the water, to get informations,
lost in this stream. A special kind of water seismograph, that shows and
records all the waters history.** **The second part is an invisible
object - SOFT WHERE -**
**Every spot on the earth has its
own exact geographic coordinates. They can be measured by satellites with
GPS (Global Positioning System). Behind these coordinates history,
importance and beauty is covered. I have been taking all 50 billion digits
of the circular number PI, known until summer 1998, and wrote each of them
on a square 100x100 meters. In honour to Archimedes I begin to cover
the earth in Syracus with this number squares. I put the numbers along
a north-south meridian one after another in the exact succession. So the
numbers form a ring around the earth and this way all rings form a sphere
around the world. All known PI-digits will be used for this covering process.
When the earth is covered by 50 billion digits, every geographic place
on the earth will have its own number field, based on the today's knowledge,
the spherical earth and the number PI.**
**I "excavate" this number field
on the top of the Viking-graves near Vallsgärde.**
**I took a picture of this spot and
after some calculations I made it visible on a computer screen. The image
exists as a data-file and this file will be a gift to Ekeby Qvarn Art Space.
This unique virtual object is a projection of the greek sphere of beauty
to the biggest material sphere we live on - the earth.** **The third
part - TRANSPIN - could be realised only by the help of other people. I
transformed the first thousands digits of the circular number PI into 31
fundamental pictures. I assigned every number to simple geometric forms
(circle, square, straight line) and this way I made the covered
qualities of a circle visible. My idea is to make all these fundamental
pictures travel one time around the largest physical sphere, the earth.
I asked all the foreign artists involved in EVEVTA4 to help me to
realize this travel and I hope, that after some time all this objects will
come back to me. They will be older and they will be looking like an old
skin and many influences and impressions will have left their mark on it.
Thereby a coincident number of people will be involved in a creating process,
based on the circles geometry.**

"fisherman stream", kinetic object,
1998

"fisherman stream", kinetic object,
1998

"fisherman stream", kinetic object,
1998

soft where - Vallsgärde/Viking
graves, number field, 1998

transpin, 31 PIctures, computer prints,
1998

*HAEL YXXS*
*21. 9. 1998*