The Reconciliation of Yes and No
animal bones, glue, light source
The Reconciliation of Yes and No renders physical projections of extra-dimensional shapes in various 4D skeletons of polytopic creatures - tesseract, pentachoron, parametric hypercube, etc.. Leaving the claims that we are 3D entities incapable of grasping an extra dimension, we propose depicting and perceiving of extra dimensions through portions of "them" that intersect with our world like color, calory, caprice, density, darkness, dissonance, mass, mysticism, manner, opacity, order, odour, space, spissitude, spirit, time, temperature, temper, weight, wave, wit.. These objects suggest a visual intuition of language, ideas, science and fiction. They offer a sort of "prosthetics" for our senses, challenging our "doors of perception" and entering the wondrous dimension of anticipation and imagination.
Assembled from small birds' and mammals' bones, the 4-polytopes redeem their verity through their materiality: by using bones (a primordial crafting material, a material that reunites time and space both inherently and symbolically), they depict a utopian universe, with perpendiculars visually extending into other dimensions.
Each bone polytope maps an ontological position of an object's persistence through time which is like its extension through space. It shows that an object that exists in time has temporal parts in the various subregions of the total region of time it occupies. These polytopes are our finite reflections of infinity. Metaphors for metamorphosis. Talismans of extra dimensions. Reversals of the work of the Medusa, reclaiming worlds from the fossils they're trapped within. Witnesses of a kind of alchemy, through which bones are made to speak, to draw out a story from a palimpsest of past and its futures. Ossified shadows of endless possibilities. Osteogenetic records of the struggle across time/space dimensions. Traces of transcendental. (Geo)logic residues of ossuaries overcoming our senses and prefiguring our future.
the reconciliation of yes and no from chitka on Vimeo.