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Ed Newman
Hyperbolic Hyparxis: Margarida Sardinha's Impressive New Body of Writer, artist, harmonica
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Have been known online as
“Henceforth, space by itself, and time by itself are doomed to fade away into mere Ennyman since the mid-
shadows, and only a kind of union between the two will preserve an independent 1990s.
reality.” – Hermann Minkowski Ennyman's Territory
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I met the Portuguese My Original Website
geometric/kinetic artist
Margarida Sardinha via View my complete profile
Twitter in 2010. Since that
time I have found her work GIFTS FOR LITTLE ONES
ceaselessly interesting.
From our first interview I
was impressed with the
breadth and depth of her
studies and experience.
Since that time she has
produced several award-
winning works including
HyperLightness ad
absurdum and London
Memory multi+city. In Perfect for Baby Showers & Infant
2015 the Lisbon-born artist Birthdays
took a deep dive into the
geometric splendor of the CAN'T READ MY LIPS?
Alhambra, producing a
show called Symmetry's
Portal.

To say I've become a fan of


the artist would be an
understatement, hence the
pleasure I take in sharing
her work here with you. THEN READ MY BOOKS.

Her new show, on display


NOW MORE THAN
from April 6 through June 6,
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is titled Hyperbolic
Hyparxis, an exhibition comprising 60 new works for the Faculty of Sciences of the The views expressed on this blogspot
University of Lisbon. The monochromatic site-specific exhibition consists of Hyperbolic are mine alone and do not reflect the
Hyparxis (an experimental film), Hyperbolic Curves (a 10ft diameter floating sphere views of my employer.
filled with helium), Hyperbolic Polyhedra (4 large scale sculptures), Shadow Symbols
and Points, Lines and Distances (respectively 36 and 20 works containing a digital FREE EBOOK FOR IPADS & IPHONE 6
background photograph and a three-dimensional polyhedron overlaying it). The five
sets of works complement each other in a liminocentric way, thus, they repeat each
other akin to recursive definitions in hyperbolic spaces.

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EN: As usual, your new exhibition appears to synthesize art, mathematics and
philosophy. What was the primary impetus for creating this new body of work?

Margarida Sardinha: I started Hyperbolic Hyparxis while still living in London in 2007
– I know it was a long time ago but all my projects start with very simple experiments
and then they build up into a consistent body of work throughout the years for in that
way I experience process based art. At that time I was beginning to research
supersymmetry, string-theory and manifolds and I also did little animation try-outs with
printed-paper polyhedra with curved lines on them. After I animated these models, the
optical illusion of the curves rotating became a curled up flashing string that I FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
envisaged as the behavior of branes (a point particle of zero dimensions) and strings
(a brane of dimension one) in hyperspace of eleven dimensions. I became particularly TRANSLATE
interested in Calabi-Yau manifolds that are six dimensional forms where D-branes are Select Language
viewed as complex submanifolds in the topological B-model of string theory. Of course
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proof of them has yet been found, thus, images interpreting them are highly
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EN: The Greek word Hyparxis means "essential nature." It's also a Neoplatonic term BLOG ARCHIVE
for the summit, beginning, or hierarch of a hierarchy. In what way is your work, by ▼ 2017 (336)
extension, reflecting Hyperbolic Hyparxis? ► November (16)
► October (33)
MS: Hyperbolic Hyparxis uses notions of hyperbolic geometry, especially its
► September (29)
modification of the Euclidian parallel postulate and the Poincaré disk model, applied to
a polyhedral hyparxis. A kind of hyperbolic multiverse made of polyhedra with recursive ► August (31)
beginnings, centres and endings, or, using a Deleuzian post-modern term - a rhizome ► July (34)
– meaning, a non-hierarchy or multiple interconnected hierarchies where any point of ► June (31)
the rhizome can be connected with any other, and in fact, it must be. I chose the term
► May (35)
Hyparxis from a Neoplatonic commentary on the “Orpheus Hymns” – “Nature,
therefore, as indicating the hyparxis of divinity, is in perfect conformity to the symbolical ► April (33)
theology of Orpheus, said to be without a father, and at the same time the father of her ▼ March (33)
own being. For all the Gods, according to this theology, though they proceed by an Twin Ports Arts Scene: April
ineffable unfolding into light from the first principle of things, yet at the same time are Watchlist
self-perfect, and self-produced essences.” In this description of the essence of Throwback Thursday: The Story of
archetypes or Gods, we realise that they are created and they also created Rumpelstiltskin
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EN: Mathematics has clearly been an ongoing feature of your work. When and how did ► 2015 (339)
you personally become awakened to and so fascinated by mathematics?
► 2014 (377)
► 2013 (369)
MS: I studied mathematics, geometry and physics up to my A-level and I was very fond
of geometry. When I went to Art College in London I put that world aside and ► 2012 (370)
concentrated on art alone but eventually when I left college I immediately went back ► 2011 (371)
into studying those subjects again.
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