Knots and surfaces

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Dia Center for the Arts, 2002 - Art - 79 pages
This book documents a year-long exhibition entitled Knots + Surfaces, at Dia Center for the Arts from January 2001 through January 2002, in which Diana Thater presented a large-scale, multiprojection video installation specifically designed to interact with the open architectural space of Dia's third-floor gallery. A charged environment, combining layered projections with a wall of clustered monitors, becomes a metaphorical charting of multidimensional space. Referring to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimesional spatial model to a map of a honey bee's dance, Thater expands her abiding concern with the intersection of nature and culture. Along with an introduction to both her work and the exhibition by Lynne Cooke, the book will include an essay on Thater's work by Akira Lippit.

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Contents

Preface
6
The Geckos Belly
24
How Culture Conditions the Colors We
56
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962 and holds an MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She has exhibited at several important biennials, including the Carnegie International, Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennial, and others. Her solo exhibitions include venues such as the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Renaissance Society; the David Zwirner gallery, New York, and others.

Karen Kelly is Director of Publications and Special Projects at Dia Center for the Arts.

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