Venantius J Pinto
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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Re: Inside Klein's Doughnuts I remembered a new bottle.


Dates:
Wed Feb 09, 2005 00:00 - Thu Feb 10, 2005

Michael Mahan wrote:

> This is a conceptual work that uses a 3-D model of a Klein bottle as
> an image generator. A Klein bottle is a geometric object that has
> inside and out, but consists of a single surface. Construction of the
> Klein bottle is usually described as the process of deforming an
> ordinary bottle by bending the neck around, putting it through the
> side and connecting it to an opening in the bottom. The Klein bottle
> is essentially a 3-D representation of a 4-d object. In building the
> model for this project I discovered a very simple, elegant and
> apparently new construction of a Klein bottle from two tori. Once I
> had created the model I animated a voyage into and through it. From
> this animation I extracted 12 frames which I combined with text to
> create the conceptual piece which will be reproduced as a series of
> limited edition archival quality prints. This work is part of a
> metaproject, Hyperobjects, which examines 3-D representations of 4-D
> objects.

Miachael,
So, I was happy to encounter your elegant solution of constructing a Klein from two torii. I have been looking at the Klein bottle as a conceptual device for coming up with drawings that convey emotional states — as appear in Kakfka’s Metamorphosis. The idea being to distort humans as well as the reality around them using the klein bottle or other hyperbolic possibilities and approaches as a starting point.

I am not a mathematician(a lowly artist) but can usually figure out images when I see one and then take off from there or come up with other shapes.

Hopefully in the future, I will encounter more of your work. Also, I would appreciate it very much, if you do happen to know of a good yet lucid book — or topics that may relate to what I say above.

Regards,
Venantius J Pinto


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RHIZOME_RARE: Question for artists who seek commissions


Dates:
Sat Jan 24, 2004 00:00 - Sat Jan 24, 2004

Do you prefer when there is a theme to the commissions or if the CFP (call
for proposals) is completely open? I would assume the latter but want some
feedback. Thanks, Rachel

Thematic competitions help showcase different approaches since various artists are approaching it from their spefic vantage points, understanding and expertise. Open CPFs do not necessarily elicit the best entries. They are however perfect for artists who believe they have the maturity it takes to produce unique works where their vision is not stifled or contained within the set paradigm of the theme.

Venantius J Pinto


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Re: Whos Afraid of Blue, Red and Green? online competition


Dates:
Thu Jan 22, 2004 00:00 - Thu Jan 22, 2004

Hello Rachel,
Does the animation have to be created on Gunther Selichar's site or may one create it elsewhere and upload it between January 21


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Re: Whos Afraid of Blue, Red and Green? online competition


Dates:
Thu Jan 22, 2004 00:00 - Thu Jan 22, 2004

Hello Rachel,
Does the animation have to be created on Gunther Selichar's site or may one create it elsewhere and upload it between January 21