Artistic Research and Four-dimensional Geometry

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Set aside from e.g. art history and philosophy of art, artistic research is an umbrella term for projects where a scholar educated in the arts uses those methods to investigate some phenomenon outside her practice. In effect this approach often results in concentration on the sensuous aspects of the research topic.

In the context of my own doctoral studies, I have explored the visual possibilities of hyperspace. Originating in philosophy and mathematically formulated in geometry, the concept has evoked interpretations not only in theoretical physics and visual arts, but also in occultism and science fiction. Seen through the lens of artistic research, four-dimensional geometry introduces itself as confidently fictional and elusively visual phenomenon, situated as such between the disciplines of mathematics and arts.

Used as a conceptual tool in visual construction, four-dimensional geometry leads to three-dimensional depictions of regular structures that provide a sensuous access to a provokingly counter-intuitive, but nevertheless logically consistent concept rich with scientific, historical, and poetic significance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2018
EventFinnish Mathematical Days - University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuu, Finland
Duration: 4 Jan 20185 Jan 2018


ConferenceFinnish Mathematical Days
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