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Joanie Lemercier (FR/BE)

*Pantheism*

*2016*

*Direct print on dibond, video projection, custom mapping software*

*140 x 200 cm*

Conceived as a contemplative experience,* Pantheism** e*mbodies Lemercier’s fascination with the natural world and the notion of the Sublime, understood as an encounter with nature so grandiose that it transcends us, and the sensation of infinity engendered by this realization.

Here the artist details a map of the cosmos made up of constellations: invisible lines that humans have created to connect stars located light years apart.

In this two-dimensional representation of space, a multitude of line segments intersect to form *triangles* that come together in multiple ways and cover the entire surface.

Thanks to *geometry*, we know it is possible to fill the entirety of an unlimited flat surface, called *plane*, using only one type of *polygon*, such as an equilateral triangle, a square or a hexagon, like the cells of a honeycomb.

The repetition of such polygons (patterns) forms what is called a *periodic tiling*.

But are there polygons that can fill the whole plane without ever repeating themselves?

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