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Human Maths - Sarah Cale & Various Artists

Saturday 05 June → Tuesday 22 June

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Rue de Laeken, 105 - 1000 Brussels map

In the works created by Sarah Cale for the exhibition Human Maths, surfaces of paintings are designed with handcrafted jute knot-tying techniques, a repetitive action where form is slowly built-up through layers of idiosyncratic equations. Instead of a blueprint or pattern to rely on, figures appearing in the works are constructed by straying from the repetitive stitch upon which they are built. Through spontaneous manipulations of an established repetitive formula, forms are constructed to reflect the imperfect calculations of human-improvised math. Various Artists considers ‘human mathematics’ to be an alternative artistic methodology that serves to make abstract art based on mathematics and data. Formal, factual, or personal information is used for the creation of (audio)visual work. The alternative aspect of Human Maths lies in its ability to render geometrical art human, complex, and unpredictable. It combines the abstract and the “divine” aspects of mathematics with the variables of databased statistics, integrating artistic or personal research data in a multi-layered visual artwork.