Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to the exhibition
with works by Joanna Hoffmann. This fourth and final exhibition of
the series [macro]biologies
minute biomolecules that form a basis for the phenomenon of life.(...)
mining technologies as diverse as computer modelling and animation,
Pepper's ghost and 3D video, Hoffmann's work presents the viewer with a
set of structures for scientific, philosophical, and aesthetic wonder and
analysis. Merging interpretations of scientific data, image, sound and poetry, πρωτεο/ Proteo poses questions about the challenges and boundaries of our cognition,
creating an emotional bridge between our daily experiences and the abstractness of contemporary science.
Anxiety: of the 2nd dimension: www.johoffmann.com/anxiety.htm
Hidden topology of being: www.johoffmann.com/hidden.htm
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
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....