Irreproducible Resultsby Judith Saunders

Math Intelligencer

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2014
DOI
10.1007/s00283-014-9466-0
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Mathematics (all) / History and Philosophy of Science

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Irreproducible Results

Judith Saunders

Wall Drawing #118: Fifty randomly placed points connected by straight lines

Sol LeWitt, 1971: Graphite on wall

No better space for defiance of scale, than the tall, pale walls of Dia Beacon, a renovated box-printing plant. Here

Nabisco’s stark-lit vacancies showcase colossal conceptions.

The magnified points and lines of #118 stretch across thirty-six square meters of floor-to-ceiling canvas, an unlabelled graph filling blankness with unexplained connections, arbitrary sequencing (progressions, say, from factory to art foundation, from Peek Frean to Postmodernism) pencilings pilfered from the Book of God’s Blueprints.

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

USA e-mail: judith.saunders@marist.edu 52 THE MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCER  2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York

DOI 10.1007/s00283-014-9466-0