Linn Meyers – undulation, interference & turbulence
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Linn Meyers employs a very simple rule-based process to create complex organic geometric drawings that remind us of dense geographic contours, sound wave mappings, or the irregular meanderings of the groove of a vinyl record. Constrained by the bounds of primitive shapes she draws a single line that completely covers a surface, something like the human equivalent of the space-filling curve equation. The line never touches itself and aberrations are amplified upon each pass of the line creating linear undulations. Distant views, at least in the photographic documentation, appear to present subtle MoirÃ© effects and welcome interference patterns – another layered allusion to sound. Often, on moving inwards, the lines appear to move into a turbulent zone creating a vortex of movement.