With Some Defined Measure, 2020
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The series With Some Defined Measure is a central work in my journey towards investigating the effect of colour as the 4th dimension of the cube rather than simply seeing colour as decoration on the surface.
Colour is fleeing by nature and difficult to control in the material because it changes with the surface and light source. But what happens if we try to put the effect of colour on formula? Does the effect of colour shift from the emotional hemisphere to the logical?
The equation was developed by a (friendly) American professor of mathematics based on Margrethe Odgaard’s outlays. The equation is an interesting picture of the opposition between the logical and the intuitively comprehensible. To the attentive eye, the equation contains the phrase with some defined measure, which means that there is an unknown in the equation that can never be defined. Therefore, the equation cannot be used as a mathematical equation. But why is the equation so interesting? Because simply by trying to consider the effect of the colour in a logical and less emotional way, the perception of the colour and thus the understanding of the colour is shifted.
Mashine embroidery on Atlas upholstery fabric designed for Kvadrat
First exhibited in Margrethe Odgaard’s solo exhibition Think, Dream, Imagine, Colour at Willumsens Museum (DK), 2020