Recursive artwork

1999, Budapest

installation, lights, wooden sticks

Recursive artwork

installation, lights, wooden sticks
1999, Budapest
cca 3m x 3m

Recursion is the process a procedure goes through when one of the steps of the procedure involves rerunning the entire same procedure.

 

The Recursive artwork is a result of computer programming. The computers are not annoyingly capricious machinerys, as many people think, they are mathematical magic-sticks. This work was not made by computer, but the base of it is one of the basic algorithm used in computer-programming: recursion. It try to show, what is a software.

The place of the work was the Gallery of Club Óbuda, a dark cellar. I placed two light sources onto the ground of the cellar. I put a stick into a hole in the wall. The stick had two shadows. I made new holes at the end of the shadows, and put two sticks in them. The two new sticks have two shadows. I put four new sticks to the end of the four shadows... and so on. (While the shadows were visible.)

 

Minden árnyék végére egy újabb tűt szúrtam
Minden árnyék végére egy újabb tűt szúrtam
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