Circles (07), 2012

Hong Kong 2017
Goodman Gallery
Coaxial antenna cables, staples, plexi case
70.0 x 70.0 Size (cm)
27.6 x 27.6 Size (in)
This sculpture in coaxial antenna cables and the series "Kissing Circles" from which it is derived, is an interpretation of the geometric circle in a virtual poetry. Fascinated by the shape of the circle and the Descartes theorem on tangent circles, mounir fatmi created this body of work through an interpertration by Frederick Soddy of those circles in his poem, "The Kissing Precise". For mounir fatmi, the circular shape goes from geometry to the spiritual and function as an illusion of displacement in space and time. It is about turning around and get lost in a kinetic illusion.