Series of 10 Polaroids
images taken with an additional lens attached to front of the camera lens
Scientists and other literati have tried since the antiquity to find a solution for squaring the circle, i.e. draw a square with the same area than a set circle. The problem was finally proven impossible in 1822, and the expression became a metaphor for a vain undertaking, a task without possible solution. 'Squaring the circle' sets out to prove the impossible possible by using a polaroid camera to take a series of close-up photographs of a mundane two pound coin, a task normally imade impossible due to the restrcitions set by the camera.
By using an additional single lens in front of the camera lens while operating the camera completely blindly 10 shots - one roll - are used to meet the goal to 'square the circle', finally succeding with picture number 10.