"The Unknown" Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, 14. September - 14. October 2012


Curated by: Tomasz Wendland, Fumio Nanjo, Denise Carvalho, Friedhelm Mennekes

“Hidden Topology of Being”, presented at the Old  Synagogue, comprises 2 channels video-animation and 3D stereoscopic video "Anxiety of the 2nd domension"


We usually identify life with processes of maintaining and transmitting information. Obviously, it is not the only interpretation. Life can be also recognized as a way in which space exists and vice versa: space might be treated as a way in which life exists

In our daily perception we live in a four-dimensional realm. However our relationship with the reality might be much more subtle than what our senses offer us to believe. In the field of superstring theory, the M-theory assumes the existence of additional dimensions hidden from our limited perception, as well as their fluctuation and interconnectivity. What does it mean for us to live in a multidimensional universe with our own bodies hiding manifold worlds? 

The project was inspired by a protein molecule (called the basic brick of life) which convolute structure, on one hand-side, reminded me of Calabi-Yau manifolds - mysterious geometric formations in which successive dimensions of our world are “curled up” on the subatomic scale. On the other hand-side, whilst exposed to X-rays, this structure reveals the arrangement of atoms that might be easily mistaken for a map of the starry Sky.

The installation bridges micro and macro scales, scientific imagery with daily recordings and poetry, translating scientific ideas into the area of art as a source of personal and collective consciousness and invite intuitive examination of the unfathomable nature of our reality.


see: https://vimeo.com/47576786; "Hidden Topology of Being"