Occurrence Graphs

(stagnant and spinning phase)

1998, 67x35x23 cm: lamp, fiberglass disc, celluloid
film, electric motor,

spinning components

The series "Occurrence Graphs" is based on
the interference of mutually cooperating graphs.

There are two black discs with transparent graphs
on them. The discs partly cover each other and together create a common
area in the shape of a plum-pit which only allows the light of the lamp
positioned behind the discs to tranverse when the two graphs intersect.
The system can be induced into motion with the aid of an electric motor.
It is then revealed that in a switched-off position the intersections
of the visible and seemingly disordered graphs without any regular shape
follow a regular geometrical pattern (e.g., in the form of a triangle,
circle, infinity sign, et.).

Thus, this phenomenon is of double, or more precisely , two times double
nature. One graph can function together with another (i.e., its pair
on the other disc). The nature of this function is revealed only when
the graphs start functioning together in a spinning motion. This, however,
results in a rather different condition. The stable and seemingly disordered
image that is visible when the discs are not moving thus becomes virtually
stable and explicitly ordered only when in motion.