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Pi

2019

Manuel Abendroth, Jerome Decock, Els Vermang

Size: 10 pcs 150 * 15 * 26 cm

Technique: aluminium, 160 split-flaps, custom tailored electronics, computer, generative software

This work confronts the viewer with the infinite string of digits of Pi. One of the only truly random sequences known so far, Pi contains all possible number combinations and thus, in theory, can describe the entire universe. In the process presented here, these numbers are first translated into characters, then analysed according to the possible formation of words. The eternal calculation of the Pi sequence becomes a sort of automatically generated poetry, which also can be seen as an attempt to decode the secret pattern, to listen to the universe.

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