Keith Tyson "Fractal Dice"

The Pace Gallery (545 W 22nd St)

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Conceptual artist Keith Tyson explores how decision-making in the creative process can be surrendered to and achieved by chance. "Fractal Dice" is the result of an equation Tyson sent to the gallery in 2007. Using this algorithm, the gallery’s production team followed a sequence of instructions to calculate and determine the size, shape, and color of each sculpture, and fabricate the outcome. Each face of a cube is subjected to a simple modification based on six rolls of a die. For instance, the first roll determines color; the second roll determines the cubic intrusion or extrusion. Further rolls will determine the size and position on the original face of that new cube. The result is six new cubic elements sprouting off the original box. These new elements each have five new faces which are, in turn, subjected to the same rolls and rules. After this second generation, the sculpture is fabricated; multicolored cubic elements crisscross the structure cutting through and across each other.

[Image: Keith Tyson "Fractal Die: Second Roll" (2005-2008) aluminum and plastic]



from September 05, 2008 to October 04, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Keith Tyson

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