1 = .999…

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

Art 6, Richmond Virginia, 2012

Debu Nayek on Tablas, with video projection, tanpura, and 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


 

Installation view — 1= .999… A Theory on the Process of Completion Art 6, Richmond, Virginia, 2012

 

Installation view — 1= .999… A Theory on the Process of Completion Art 6, Richmond, Virginia, 2012

 

Documentation of material process with clay — 1 = .999… A Theory on the Process of Completion