1 = .999…

1 = .999… A Theory on the Process of Completion, 2012

Exhibition at Art 6, Richmond, Virginia
Multi-media installation and performance


Photo credit: Stephen Vitiello



Installation view: tablas, video projection, clay
Left: Debu Nayak, performance with tablas
Center: digital video projection of water
Right: Mariam Eqbal, performance with clay


Installation view: tablas, video projection, clay



As nature unravels its composition of rhythms and patterns as days and nights, the changing seasons, and the cycles of the moon, each a process within itself, and every aspect of it works together towards a larger becoming. As we try to understand its complexity through replicating the rhythms and patterns that we experience in it, we realize that we are part of the accumulative process, and that we are performers in the orchestra of nature, amongst all the other forces. Through this collaboration we start to become something much bigger, much grander, and we begin to learn the potential of our own existence. As we grow towards a more expanding sense of self, we remain yet just a fraction of the whole that we have yet to become.

“…Nothing operates in isolation; every flow system is part of a bigger flow system, shaped by and in service to the world around it.” — Adrian Bejan, Design in Nature



Documentation of process: “1 = .999… A Theory on the Process of Completion”



“… The concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence.” Einstein