‘Squaring the circle’ – Opening
8 May 2023
The sculpture, entitled “Die Quadratur des Kreises”, continues a long series of works, which includes ‘Dark Matter’ (2014), ‘Polar Spectrum’ (2015) and ‘Everything is and isn't at the same time’ (2015). The sculpture explores in a spatial format the possible reconciliation of opposites, pointing towards a synthetic ontology which transcends our dualistic understanding the world around us.
Inspired by Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel ‘Flatland’ where the inhabitants of a two-dimensional world cannot recognise a three-dimensional object, these works are a mutation of different forms which are perceived in correlation to the position of the observer.
Towering 4m in height, the sculpture, constructed from painted stainless steel, acts as a gateway in the surrounding public square. It simultaneously displays the form of a square and a circle from two specific point of view. It is both resolutely simple and intriguingly complex. Confronted with the sculpture, viewers have their logical and visual sensibilities challenged, pointing towards a possible unity of seemingly antithetical forms, a the possible limits of understanding reality.
The sculpture was commissioned by Häusler contemporary @haeuslercontemporary for R+V Versicherung @ruv_de
With thanks to Dr. Christa Häusler, Maximilian Goelitz and Dr. Norbert Rollinger for accompanying in this adventure !
Photo Credits: Anton Sahler
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