Body Obsessed World
2016 | 70cm x 70cm x 120 cm
Bronze, Wood and Parabolic Mirror
Using parabolic mathematics, this work is an exploration of how the perceptions of society affect how we feel about ourselves.
2012 | Chrome and Tin | 500 x 500 x 500 mm
The old city of Jerusalem is a melting pot of religions, cultures, histories, languages and philosophies all wanting more. Niika Keks and Otto Pierrotti did this shoot of the sculpture in January 2013.
Photography 2013 by Otto Pierrotto and Niini Keks
Bound Relationship Relief Map
2008 | Mixed media | 65 x 49 x 47 cm
We all know that relationships are complex. This piece explores the vicissitudes of marriage using science as a medium. It deploys the precise language of mathematics to express an ephemeral experience. It transforms love into an algorithm.
The "coffee table" is made up of 16 portraits of Chloe and I having a laugh together on the sofa one evening. Each picture is physically distorted in 3 dimensions using bounded relief map calculations. The "hotter" the point in the picture, the higher the ridge on the table. The same measure of heat as is used in astronomy to determine the nature of distant stars and galaxies.
The net effect of this algorithm is a coffee table that can hold no coffee. A table that provides beauty and dysfunction simultaneously. A table of certainty and doubt. It is a bounded relationship relief map table. The Mathematics of Love.
Physics is Funny
2013 | Wax and Resin | 30 x 25 x 4 cm
This study of my children happened one evening on a train going into London. I was watching them get the giggles over a small ball they had on the table which was rolling around as the train accelerated and bumped. Their laughter at the wonders of the world put life into perspective for me. Being someone who spends an inordinate amount of time pondering equations, I suddenly became aware of how seriously science takes itself.
This is a sculpture of physics at its very funniest.
This piece needs a bright light shining behind it to reveal an image of the laughing children as the rays of light pass through the variably-transparent resin.
You really need to illuminate science in a *very* particular way to see the sense of humour in it :-)
Images 2013: Niina Keks and Otto Pierrotto
Grabber, Money, Resin and Powder | 64 x 64 x 36 cm
Figures from November 2008 estimated Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate at 89.7 sextillion percent. By December 2008, annual inflationwas estimated at 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion percent. Here's another way of putting it:
On 27 November 2007, the chief statistician of the Central Statistical Office of Zimbabwe, Moffat Nyoni, announced that it would be impossible to calculate the inflation rate of the Zim dollar any further. This was due to the lack of availability of basic goods, and subsequent lack of information from which to calculate the inflation rate; plus, locally available computers had an insufficient number of digits and software to perform the calculation.