Thought Diagrams I-II-III
mixed media, 1995-96
I started out with the diagrams and charts used in mathematics for the illustration of thought processes and operations. These can be used to give an accurate depiction of the algorithms and sequences of logical operations at the time of the actual application. In the most general sense, algorithm means a planned procedure, while in mathematics, it refers to a process which can be programmed on an ideal computer. Its growing significance in defining the formulae describing or designing processes by the concept of computers (or more precisely, by the definition of an ideal computer) is apparent.
Graphs, block diagrams, flow charts - when removed from their actual context, enlarged and transposed into pictures - fascinate me. By presenting them in a new way, I have tried to reinforce the thought structures which they incorporate in addition to their concrete use, since every algorithm, every sequence of logical operations, is created by a problem awaiting a solution. These forms appear to have a growing importance in our thought organisation.
1995 (written prior to the realisation of the project)
(Glass, double layer of glass, glass-paint, lacquer, in metal frame)