Fleur Van Dodewaard – 131 Variations

131 Variations is a reinterpretation of Sol Lewitts 122 Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes. Fleur van Dodewaard set about recreating and photographing the piece seeking to produce an exact copy. But in the process things went wrong: some cubes went missing, others appeared double and previously unknown variants arose. With her 131 Variations Van Dodewaard demonstrates that the 122 variations listed and presented by Lewitt did not represent an exhaustive spectrum of all conceivable possibilities. Accordingly, the failure consciously introduces moments of arbitrariness, inconsistency and irrationality into this aleatory process to allow for an element of coincidence, thereby challenging mathematical logic.

cm 17×22; pp. 288; COL; hardcover. Publisher: FW Uitgevers, Amsterdam, 2014.

ISBN: 9789490119249| 9490119245
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131 Variations is a reinterpretation of Sol Lewitts 122 Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes. Fleur van Dodewaard set about recreating and photographing the piece seeking to produce an exact copy. But in the process things went wrong: some cubes went missing, others appeared double and previously unknown variants arose. With her 131 Variations Van Dodewaard demonstrates that the 122 variations listed and presented by Lewitt did not represent an exhaustive spectrum of all conceivable possibilities. Accordingly, the failure consciously introduces moments of arbitrariness, inconsistency and irrationality into this aleatory process to allow for an element of coincidence, thereby challenging mathematical logic.

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