This month most be the art related month for me because I have found another great art related project which I wanted to talk about. This time I have the French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux with the installation Forest of Numbers.
The artist transformed the space into a rainbow forest composed of more than 60,000 rainbow colored numbers arranged in 3D grids. Here is the installation’s official description:
The installation “Forest of Numbers” visualized the decade of the future from 2017 to 2026, created a sense of stillness across the large exhibition space. More than 60,000 pieces of suspended numeral figures from 0 to 9 were regularly aligned in three dimensional grids. A section was removed, created a path that cut through the installation, invited visitors to wonder inside the colorful forest filled with numbers. The installation was composed of 10 layers which is the representation of 10 years time. Each layer employed 4 digits to express the relevant year such as 2, 0, 1, and 7 for 2017, which were randomly positioned on the grids. As part of Emmanuelle’s “100 colors” installation series, the layers of time were colored in 100 shades of colors, created a colorful time travel through the forest.
I think it looks great and I would have loved to see it. I think we should think about some proper maths questions looking at this. Some examples: how many times does the number “2” appear in it? how many times does “0” appear? And we can also pick groups of letters such as “20” or “17”. The best thing is that he actually had to think at this questions and find an answer for them. I am sure there is a computer software that does that way faster than us, but someone still had to design it first. What do you think??
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