RE:9²GRID

The Geometry of Discourse

An on-going project about geometry and the limits of "discourse", "form" and "content".

Nine Square Grid: figure. This “diagram” is usually used to organise a space in a centripetal way: it is the boundary of a space and its nine divisions frame the interior plan. How to produce complexity through this figure? An easy answer: by means of fragmentation. Then: random rotation of each part. Each fragment comes from an organised whole. The grid is decomposed and broken in bits and pieces, each being one of the nine squares composing the overall drawing. Yet, a question: how to connect the different parts?  Answer: geometric interpolation of parts. the "RE" is the is the negotiation between linear drawings and curvilinear elements. There is no discretion, everything is explicit. The whole is visible, yet the parts are separated from one another. The method is simple, yet the result starts to include a bit more of contradiction. Squares and curves; corners and circles have a crush one another and from their formal intercourse a new whole was born. Fragmented homogeneity: parts all similar among themselves, yet connected differently and related to an overall diagram. As a sort of layering of different formal properties, this composition aims at having a sort of double meaning. Once as a classic nine-square grid, once as a fragmented grid. As the image of the duck that some see as a rabbit, this design is aiming for a contradiction. Is it this or that? It is both. Is is a fragmented homogeneity” parts and whole are both visible, at the same time related and independent from each-other.