Carnegie Library, Syracuse University
April 28 - May 16, 2011
The net for Das Meer was constructed from hundreds of rejected t-shirts and a couple pairs of pants that were hand- cut, tied, dyed, and netted before 60 windows. The shape of the graph represents the idea of an algorithm in which a solution is ultimately found in the end and stops. Or on the other hand, you are left with no solution but rather endless strands of possibilities. The oceanic net is made of clothing because the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is up to humans to resolve. Installing this rising graph alone was a piece performance art.
As you walk into the netted oceanic algorithm, you can decide whether there is no solution or the graph continues with endless possibilities.
A special thank you to everyone who helped make this exhibit possible: Sarah Saulson, Anne Cofer, Mary Giehl, Tim Westbrook, Allison Thurnherr, Phillip Evans, Alex Biegler, Sarah Wilson, Kelly Cave, Jessie Zehr, Joel Weissman, Casey Landerkin, Mary DeCarlo, Pat O'Malley, Zach Dunn, Rolf Sandberg, and Matthias Gröne.