Variations on a Standard of Space

"All depiction of nature can be reduced to three solids: Cube, Sphere and Cone."
– Paul Cézanne

The trilogy takes Cézanne’s idea of early Cubism of three solids into the consideration as a concept of collapse. The geometric ideas of three dimensions collide with the ideas of perception of space as a printed image and a flat surface. Reworked and reconsidered by using a systematic sequence of exposures and chance.

Variations on a Standard of Space forms a cycle of 6 works, each with 12 lines and 12 individual exposures of light. The number of lines and exposures is rooted on the basic idea of how to visualize the ideal standard of space, a Cube. Each line of the cube has given a number, 1–12, and each number refers to one of the primary colors of light: red, green and blue in a specific sequence. These colors naturally refer to a foundation and a standard of a printed image and an exposed negative. With the combination of these 3 colors and 12 lines, their internal numeric relationships of placement and order randomize the idea of space. This refers to a musical composition in atonal music. The use of the term ‘variation’ refers to improvisation, interpretation and chance. As a result each photograph combines 12 events and three colors forming the entity of space and color under the theme of ‘variation’ and ‘collapse’.