Achieving the unachievable
Saturday 11th October 2008 from 13h15 to 14h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium
Session for general audience
- Directed by
- Jean Bergeron
- Produced by
- Locomotion Films
Documentary, Canada, 2007, 52 min
When art meets mathematics: emotion or theory?
On how the fusion of the formidable intuitive talents of an artist and a mathematician finally broke the infinity barrier…
Achieving The Unachievable explores one of the most fascinating enigmas of modern art – the empty circle at the centre of Print Gallery by Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher.
In 1956 Escher challenged the laws of perspective with Print Gallery, and found himself trapped behind an impossible barrier… This uncompleted masterpiece quickly became the most puzzling enigma of Modern Art, for both artists and scientists.
Half a century later, mathematician Hendrik Lenstra took everyone by surprise by drawing a fantastic bridge between the intuition of the artist and his own, shattering the infinity barrier! Get front row seats for this visually spectacular fusion of art and science!
Debate with :
- Jean Bergeron, Director
- Galina Tomov
- Sabina Fogle, PhD student, specialist in prints and engravings
- Srecko Brlek, mathematician
- Rock J. Walker, art collector, specialised in Escher