Collaborative text written with Julia Aoki and presented as a performative lecture for the Powell Street Festival’s Spatial Poetics XIV.
Photo documentation by Ash Tanasiychuk.
Simple geometry is the starting point of an investigation on “holes” and their mysterious construction. The lines that curve about a hole veer towards the expansive. They cross an abstracted space in order to draw a map of our world, or something that looks quite like it. Circles and triangles propagate exponentially to tell a story. Fall through one story to get to another, to find another tangent that forms an invisible shape. The points in this constellation are the nine secret points of a triangle and a rash of strange-looking puzzles found in temples across Japan. Also, meshes, calligraphers, and the imprisonment of the young geometer Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach (as well as his impossible and daring escape).