The analysis of reality produces reality


The encounter of the mathematical formula of triangulation with a vegetable.

The process starts with the formation of a triangulated hexagon on the surface of the potato. This hexagon is surrounded by new triangles, following given rules, until the entire surface of the vegetable is triangulated.

The division of the surface into triangles expressed through a slight engraving on the outer part changes the way each potato interacts with its environment, as time passes. The incisions gradually begin to deepen and acquire a darker hue, while at the same time the overall exterior part begins to soften and the triangles on their outer part are slightly deformed as well.

This occurs in a one-to-one way, so the vertices, the edges, and the faces of the triangles that the well-formed vegetable originally had are assigned to the corresponding vertices, edges, and faces of the triangles on the now decomposed vegetable. In this way, the process of rotting that its vegetable faces, can be seen as a map that matches the initial engraved triangles of the potato when it was still fresh, onto the deformed triangles of the same potato while is getting rotted.

Although the triangulation engraving applied to each vegetable is the factor that rapidly accelerates the rotting, at the same time it can assign to each potato a number, the Euler characteristiccapable of describing it regardless of its deformity.

Changes that occur in the decomposing potatoes are in sympathy with the continuous transformations of the topological spaces, and the idea of change through time is paired with the broader idea of change as a way to distinguish something from something else.

The analysis of reality produces reality, 2022
Engraved potatoes (from the land of Italy).

Polo del ‘900, Turin, Italy.

The analysis of reality produces reality, 2021
Engraved potatoes (from the land of Franch ).