Art in Symmetry
In collaboration with the mathematicians Nathalie Wahl and John Donaldson, the artist Ingrid Bugge presented in 2013 her work "Words of Mathematics", a work that challenges the traditional dissemination of mathematical knowledge by creating a visual and sensory experience of mathematical terms and concepts. The project was supported by the Center for Symmetry and Deformation.
The outcome of the project was three pictures representing the center's research, now located on the fourth floor of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, and three videos, called C*-algebra, The Beauty of Mathematics and The Mosaic of Symmetry, as can be seen below.
"Mathematics provide us with a language to describe patterns and structures upon which our world is constructed. The starting point of the project is to translate the language and insights of mathematics into a visual art experience. To illustrate the mathematics in our daily lives the project highlights three concepts: symmetric patterns, C*-algebras and 'The Golden Ratio'. Take for example a mosaic. Besides being a beautiful interior decoration it is also a complex symmetric pattern." (Ingrid Bugge)
You can see more of Ingrid Bugge's works on her website.
© Ingrid Bugge.