The orbits of the planets and the path of a cannon ball

performance in Mousonturm Frankfurt, DE 2015
https://vimeo.com/146968696

exhibition in gallery SODA, Bratislava, SR, 2014

instalation
found text in residential library*, drawings (frotage inside of burnt sequoia), 2 video projections


*Appolonius who lived about 230 B.C. broke away from Plato's rule and started to study curves we cannot draw with
a compass or a ruler. He focused his attention on studying three curves, which correspond with the boundary of a slice

of a cone. Two of them are ellipses representing the orbits of the planets. The parabola represents the path of a cannon ball. (Mathematics for the Million by Lancelot Hogbene - found in a sequoia grove in California).

A drawing illustrates the space that was created as a result of these two sections and it refers to the shape of a burnt sequoia. Burnt hollow cores of these trees used to be accommodated by original inhabitants of sequoia grove - native americans. Later due to colonial trends their hypothetical observation of the orbits of the planets was intersected by the observation of the path of the european cannon ball.page13image9816