Metamorphosis, music notation, 2015
How can I transform a number in such a way that it will lead to a specific colour, music score and other notations? Metamorphosis consists of a series of works based on the Arabic numbers 0 to 9. A number refers to mathematics and is also part of linguistics. As such, a number can be translated without losing its value. Translations and the conversion to self-chosen systems results in an image in statu nascendi, a constant metamorphosis of the image as the process continues, resulting in colour images, line notations and music scores.
The following numeral systems of a selection of non-European languages are used: 1 Thai, 2 Khmer, 3 Tamil, 4 Hangul, 5 Indian, 6 Bengali, 7 Chinese, 8 Tibetan, 9 Japanese and 10 Eastern Arabic.
Work available as:
1) 10 perforated prints, 88 3/5 x 33 1/10 in; 225 x 84 cm. Edition:1. A.P.: 1. Framed in ash wood by A-framers, Wormerveer. Glass: artglass, museumglass. Frame size: 241,5 x 103 cm. Price on request.
2) Special edition: 1 print with a plingplong box. Piezoprint op muralpro 225 grams. 7 x 225 cm. Perforatie. Edition: 1 & 1AP. Numbers from 0 to 9 are available, each in 10 languages, so in total 10 variations in music notations and color for each number (a choice from 100 variations). Price: