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John Craig Freeman, Lalie Pascual, and Caroline Bernard
Zürich Meets New York, Grand Central Station, New York City and Augustinergasse, Zürich May 16th to 22nd, 2014.
Platonic Solids is an augmented reality art installation inspired by Johannes Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum published in 1595. Kepler speculated that by nesting the five Platonic solids, octahedron, icosahedron, dodecahedron, tetrahedron, hexahedron, he could explain the orbits of the six known planets around the Sun. Although fundamentally flawed, the theory paved the road to modern astronomy.
Platonic Solids recreates the Mysterium Cosmographicum using images and videos of the city of Zurich. It explores notions of change, movement and the ephemeral, and suggests new representational models of Platonic solids that not only blur of the borders between the past and the present, the virtual and the real, but also aim to pave the road to new dialogs, conversations and possibilities.