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Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Nine: Lyche at Bodø

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Click to enlarge.

See also Apollo in this  journal.

“Nine is a very powerful Nordic number.”

Katherine Neville, who deserves some sort of prize for literature.

IMAGE- Heidegger quote continued, ending with reference to Hölderlin's 'night of lunacy'

— Heidegger, “Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry,”
translated by Douglas Scott, in Existence and Being  ,
Regnery, 1949

Monday, September 30, 2013

Interview with Josefine Lyche

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

For those who understand spoken Norwegian.

I do not. The interview apparently gives some

background on Lyche’s large wall version of

The 2×2 Case (Diamond Theorem) II.

(After Steven H. Cullinane)” 2012

Size: 260 x 380 cm

See also this work as displayed at a Kjærlighet til Oslo page.

(Updated March 30, 2014, to replace dead Kjaerlighet link.)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“And after it rains . . .” — Paul Simon

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Holloway Today

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:23 AM

"The area is home to many artists and people who work in
 the media, including many journalists, writers and professionals 
working in film and television." — Wikipedia

Tusen takk to My Square Lady —

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crystals for Dabblers

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:47 AM

The title was suggested by the "Crystal Cult" installations
of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche and by a post of May 30 —

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dabbling

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:02 PM Edit This

Jeff Nichols, director of Midnight Special  (2016) —

"When asked about the film's similarities to
the 2015 Disney movie Tomorrowland , which
also posits a futuristic world that exists in an
alternative dimension, Nichols sighed.
'I was a little bummed, I guess,' he said of
when he first learned about the project. . . . 
'Our die was cast. Sometimes this kind of 
collective unconscious that we're all dabbling in,
sometimes you're not the first one out of the gate.' "

See also Jung's four-diamond figure and the previous post.

Writers of fiction are, of course, also dabblers in the collective unconscious.
For instance . . .

A 1971 British paperback edition of The Dreaming Jewels,  
a story by Theodore Sturgeon (first version published in 1950):

The above book cover, together with the Death Valley location
Zabriskie Point, suggests . . .

Those less enchanted by the collective unconscious may prefer a
different weblog's remarks on the same date as the above Borax post . . .

Monday, May 13, 2019

Star Cube

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"Before time began . . . ." — Optimus Prime

Doris Day at the Hudson Rock

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" 'My public image is unshakably that of
America’s wholesome virgin, the girl next door,
carefree and brimming with happiness,' 
she said in Doris Day: Her Own Story
a 1976 book . . . ."

From "Angels & Demons Meet Hudson Hawk" (March 19, 2013) —

From the March 1 post "Solomon and the Image," a related figure —

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Vocabulary for SXSW:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Foursquare, Inscape, Subway 

Foursquare —

Inscape —

Subway —

Art installation, "Crystal Cult" by Josefine Lyche, at an Oslo subway station —

See also today's previous post.

Review

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:08 PM

Related material —

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Nietzsche on Heraclitus— 'play in necessity' and 'law in becoming'— illustrated.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Solomon and the Image

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:27 AM

"Maybe an image is too strong
Or maybe is not strong enough."

— "Solomon and the Witch,"
      by William Butler Yeats

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Exceeding His Grasp

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 4:09 PM

See also Hudson Hawk in this  journal.

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Joy of Six

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__________________________________________________________________________

See also the previous post.

I prefer the work of Josefine Lyche on the smallest perfect number/universe.

Context —

Lyche's Lynx760 installations and Vigeland's nearby Norwegian  clusterfuck.

Friday, February 15, 2019

A Simple Interlacing

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:07 PM

Paul Valéry, "Introduction to the Method of Leonardo da Vinci,"
La Nouvelle Revue , Paris, Vol. 95 (1895)—

"Regarded thus, the ornamental conception is to the individual arts
what mathematics is to the other sciences. …the objects chosen
and arranged with a view to a particular effect seem as if disengaged
from most of their properties and only reassume them in the effect,
in, that is to say, the mind of the detached spectator. It is thus
by means of an abstraction that the work of art can be constructed,
and is more or less easy to define according as the elements borrowed
from reality for it are more or less complex. Inversely it is by a sort of
induction, by the production of mental images, that all works of art are
appreciated, and this production must equally be more or less active,
more or less tiring, according as it is set in motion by a simple interlacing
on a vase or a broken phrase by Pascal."

— Translated by Thomas McGreevy (Valéry's Selected Writings,
     New Directions, 1950)

Related art —

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Installasjon

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:13 AM

'Josefine Lyche,' 'Interlock, Interlac, Interweave'

The above cryptic search result indicates that there may
soon be a new Norwegian art installation based on this page
of Eddington (via Log24) —

See also other posts tagged Kummerhenge.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Permutations at Oslo

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:45 PM

Webpage at Oslo of Josefine Lyche, 'Plato's Diamond'

See also yesterday's  Archimedes at Hiroshima  and the
above 24 graphic permutations on  All Souls' Day 2010.

For some backstory, see Narrative Line (November 10, 2014).

 
 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Space Art

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:15 PM

For Oslo artist Josefine Lyche, excerpts
from a Google image search today —

Material related to Lyche's experience as an adolescent with a ZX Spectrum computer —

Click "Hello World" for a larger image.

Monday, November 5, 2018

High Life at Sils Maria

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Related art —

Monday, October 22, 2018

For Connoisseurs of Conceptual Art

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:32 PM

In related news . . .

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Icon

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Symmetric Generation, by Curtis

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:15 AM

Norwegian artist Josefine Lyche —

Lyche's shirt honors the late Kurt Cobain.

"Here we are now, entertain us."

Monday, June 11, 2018

Glitter

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:32 PM

A Scientific American  headline today —

Glittering Diamond Dust in Space
Might Solve a 20-Year-Old Mystery

Related art —

"Never underestimate the power of glitter."

Glitter by Josefine Lyche, as of diamond dust

Background:  "Diamond Dust" + Glitter in this journal.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Dirty Dating

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM

A background check of a date from the previous post —
March 12, 2013 — yields . . .

A Wikipedia check of Porter yields . . .

This  date from Wikimedia — 3 March 2007 — leads to
a post in memory of Myer Feldman, presidential advisor
and theatrical producer.

"It's been dirty for dirty
Down the line . . ."

— Joni Mitchell,
"For the Roses" album (1972)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wall

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:29 PM

The glitter-ball-like image discussed in the previous post
is of an artwork by Olafur Eliasson.

See the kaleidoscopic  section of his website.

From that section —

Eliasson, 'When Love Is Not Enough' wall, 2007

Related art in keeping with the theme of last night's Met Gala —

See also my 2005 webpage Kaleidoscope Puzzle.

Friday, March 23, 2018

From the Personal to the Platonic

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

On the Oslo artist Josefine Lyche

"Josefine has taken me through beautiful stories,
ranging from the personal to the platonic
explaining the extensive use of geometry in her art.
I now know that she bursts into laughter when reading
Dostoyevsky, and that she has a weird connection
with a retired mathematician."

Ann Cathrin Andersen
    http://bryggmagasin.no/2017/behind-the-glitter/

Personal —

The Rushkoff Logo

— From a 2016 graphic novel by Douglas Rushkoff.

See also Rushkoff and Talisman in this journal.

Platonic —

The Diamond Cube.

Compare and contrast the shifting hexagon logo in the Rushkoff novel above 
with the hexagon-inside-a-cube in my "Diamonds and Whirls" note (1984).

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Logos for Sunday, February 4

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:00 AM

"The walls in the back of the room show geometric shapes
that remind us of the logos on a space shuttle. "

Web page on an Oslo art installation by Josefine Lyche.

See also Subway Art posts.

The translation above was obtained via Google.

The Norwegian original —

"På veggene bakerst i rommer vises geometriske former
som kan minne om logoene på en romferge."

Related logos — Modal Diamond Box in this journal:

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Logos for Philosophers
(Suggested by Modal Logic) —

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Friday, January 5, 2018

Subway Art for Plato’s Ghost

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Suggested by the previous post

See also the post Plato's Ghost of March 3, 2010.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Castle Rock…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

According to a comment on the latest Instagram
post of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche
 

🏰💎.


See also "Castle Rock" in this  journal.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lost

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Scarlett Johansson, opening of 'Lost in Translation' (2003)

From a site suggested by a comment of Josefine Lyche

"You grab your experiential richness where you find it."

— Roberta Smith, "Postwar Art Gets a Nervy Makeover"
     in the online New York Times  today

Monday, August 28, 2017

April 1 Instagram

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Power Tools …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:22 PM

… at the Church of Synchronology

See also Lyche in this journal on April 13.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In the Bag

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stone Logic

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:48 PM

See also "Romancing the Omega" —

Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

Related mathematics — Guitart in this journal —

From 'Moving Logic, from Boole to Galois,' by René Guitart, 2005

See also Weyl + Palermo in this journal —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110922-TriquetrumCube.jpg

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Making Space

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

The New York Times  online today:

At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction

" The famous flowchart of Modern art's evolution simply doesn't apply
in 'Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction.' "

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dead Reckoning

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:20 AM

From The New York Times  online yesterday evening:

“You need firm ground to stand on,”
Mr. Bolles told an interviewer in 2000.
“From there you can deal with the change.”

Mr. Bolles, who reportedly died Friday (March 31, 2017),
was the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? .

See also a Log24 search for Lyche + Rainbow.

Related material — A poster for "Dead Reckoning" (1947).

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ART WARS Koan*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:09 PM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110301-Inception256w.jpg

Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

From an old Dick Tracy strip —

This journal in April 2006

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06/060414-Finis.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Cleaning out her studio, Oslo artist Josefine Lyche 
has found some frames from an old art-school audition video —

(Click to enlarge.)

      * Search for "st.+peter"+eve+adam+"first+words"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pulp Fiction Incarnate

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:20 PM

From Log24 earlier —

More recently, an image from the above March 18 VUDU date —

'Loop De Loop,' Johnny Thunder, Diamond Records, 1962

So Set ’Em Up, Jo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:40 PM

“Danes have been called the happiest people.
I wonder how they measure this.”

Copenhagen designer in today's online New York Times .
A version of this article is to appear in print on March 26, 2017,
in T Magazine  with the headline: "Gray Matters."

See also last night's quarter-to-three post as well as
the webpage "Grids, You Say?" by Norwegian artist Josefine Lyche.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

At 74

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 AM

New York Times  headline about a death
on Friday, March 3, 2017 —

René Préval, President of Haiti
in 2010 Quake, Dies at 74

See also

This way to the egress.

Friday, March 3, 2017

PSI

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:56 PM

(Notes for Josefine, continued from December 22, 2013) 

From a prequel to The Shining , by Stephen King—

You had to keep an eye on the boiler
because if you didn’t, she would creep on you. 

What did that mean, anyway? Or was it just
one of those nonsensical things that sometimes
came to you in dreams, so much gibberish?
Of course there was undoubtedly a boiler
in the basement or somewhere to heat the place,
even summer resorts had to have heat sometimes,
didn’t they (if only to supply hot water)? But creep ?
Would a boiler creep ?
You had to keep an eye on the boiler.
It was like one of those crazy riddles,
why is a mouse when it runs,
when is a raven like a writing desk,
what is a creeping boiler? 

The boiler room from Kubrick's 'The Shining'

A related figure —

Adventure

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:40 PM

The New York Times  on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 —

This  journal on the previous afternoon —

For greater artistic depth, see Tetrads in this journal.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Border Station

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:33 AM

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Smallest Perfect Number/Universe

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 6:29 AM

The smallest perfect number,* six, meets
"the smallest perfect universe,"** PG(3,2).

IMAGE- Geometry of the Six-Set, Steven H. Cullinane, April 23, 2013

  * For the definition of "perfect number," see any introductory
    number-theory text that deals with the history of the subject.
** The phrase "smallest perfect universe" as a name for PG(3,2),
     the projective 3-space over the 2-element Galois field GF(2),
     was coined by math writer Burkard Polster. Cullinane's square
     model of PG(3,2) differs from the earlier tetrahedral model
     discussed by Polster.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Eightfold Cube in Oslo

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:04 PM

A KUNSTforum.as article online today (translation by Google) —

The eightfold cube at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo

Update of Sept. 7, 2016: The corrections have been made,
except for the misspelling "Cullinan," which was caused by 
Google translation, not by KUNSTforum.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Big Meeting

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Grosses Treffen

 

See also Log24 on the above Berlin date — April 16, 2016 —

For some historical background, see
the post ABC Art of November 8, 2015.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Installation: Area 51 Meets Apollo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:45 PM

Ben Lerner on Judd's art at Marfa

"as if the installation were waiting to be visited
 by an alien or god" — 10:04: A Novel

Oslo artist Josefine Lyche's public Instagram today

See also Space (May 13, 2015).

Friday, April 29, 2016

Blackboard Jungle…

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Continues .

An older and wiser James Spader —

"Never underestimate the power of glitter."

Glitter by Josefine Lyche, as of diamond dust

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Interacting

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:31 PM

"… I would drop the keystone into my arch …."

— Charles Sanders Peirce, "On Phenomenology"

" 'But which is the stone that supports the bridge?' Kublai Khan asks."

— Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, as quoted by B. Elan Dresher.

(B. Elan Dresher. Nordlyd  41.2 (2014): 165-181,
special issue on Features edited by Martin Krämer,
Sandra Ronai and Peter Svenonius. University of Tromsø –
The Arctic University of Norway.
http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/nordlyd)

Peter Svenonius and Martin Krämer, introduction to the
Nordlyd  double issue on Features —

"Interacting with these questions about the 'geometric' 
relations among features is the algebraic structure
of the features."

For another such interaction, see the previous post.

This  post may be viewed as a commentary on a remark in Wikipedia

"All of these ideas speak to the crux of Plato's Problem…."

See also The Diamond Theorem at Tromsø and Mere Geometry.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Thing and I

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:01 PM

The New York Times  philosophy column yesterday —

The Times's philosophy column "The Stone" is named after the legendary
"philosophers' stone." The column's name, and the title of its essay yesterday
"Is that even a thing?" suggest a review of the eightfold cube  as "The object
most closely resembling a 'philosophers' stone' that I know of" (Page 51 of
the current issue of a Norwegian art quarterly, KUNSTforum.as).

The eightfold cube —

Definition of Epiphany

From James Joyce’s Stephen Hero , first published posthumously in 1944. The excerpt below is from a version edited by John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon (New York: New Directions Press, 1959).

Three Times:

… By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing that they themselves are the most delicate and evanescent of moments. He told Cranly that the clock of the Ballast Office was capable of an epiphany. Cranly questioned the inscrutable dial of the Ballast Office with his no less inscrutable countenance:

— Yes, said Stephen. I will pass it time after time, allude to it, refer to it, catch a glimpse of it. It is only an item in the catalogue of Dublin’s street furniture. Then all at once I see it and I know at once what it is: epiphany.

— What?

— Imagine my glimpses at that clock as the gropings of a spiritual eye which seeks to adjust its vision to an exact focus. The moment the focus is reached the object is epiphanised. It is just in this epiphany that I find the third, the supreme quality of beauty.

— Yes? said Cranly absently.

— No esthetic theory, pursued Stephen relentlessly, is of any value which investigates with the aid of the lantern of tradition. What we symbolise in black the Chinaman may symbolise in yellow: each has his own tradition. Greek beauty laughs at Coptic beauty and the American Indian derides them both. It is almost impossible to reconcile all tradition whereas it is by no means impossible to find the justification of every form of beauty which has ever been adored on the earth by an examination into the mechanism of esthetic apprehension whether it be dressed in red, white, yellow or black. We have no reason for thinking that the Chinaman has a different system of digestion from that which we have though our diets are quite dissimilar. The apprehensive faculty must be scrutinised in action.

— Yes …

— You know what Aquinas says: The three things requisite for beauty are, integrity, a wholeness, symmetry and radiance. Some day I will expand that sentence into a treatise. Consider the performance of your own mind when confronted with any object, hypothetically beautiful. Your mind to apprehend that object divides the entire universe into two parts, the object, and the void which is not the object. To apprehend it you must lift it away from everything else: and then you perceive that it is one integral thing, that is a  thing. You recognise its integrity. Isn’t that so?

— And then?

— That is the first quality of beauty: it is declared in a simple sudden synthesis of the faculty which apprehends. What then? Analysis then. The mind considers the object in whole and in part, in relation to itself and to other objects, examines the balance of its parts, contemplates the form of the object, traverses every cranny of the structure. So the mind receives the impression of the symmetry of the object. The mind recognises that the object is in the strict sense of the word, a thing , a definitely constituted entity. You see?

— Let us turn back, said Cranly.

They had reached the corner of Grafton St and as the footpath was overcrowded they turned back northwards. Cranly had an inclination to watch the antics of a drunkard who had been ejected from a bar in Suffolk St but Stephen took his arm summarily and led him away.

— Now for the third quality. For a long time I couldn’t make out what Aquinas meant. He uses a figurative word (a very unusual thing for him) but I have solved it. Claritas is quidditas . After the analysis which discovers the second quality the mind makes the only logically possible synthesis and discovers the third quality. This is the moment which I call epiphany. First we recognise that the object is one  integral thing, then we recognise that it is an organised composite structure, a thing  in fact: finally, when the relation of the parts is exquisite, when the parts are adjusted to the special point, we recognise that it is that  thing which it is. Its soul, its whatness, leaps to us from the vestment of its appearance. The soul of the commonest object, the structure of which is so adjusted, seems to us radiant. The object achieves its epiphany.

Having finished his argument Stephen walked on in silence. He felt Cranly’s hostility and he accused himself of having cheapened the eternal images of beauty. For the first time, too, he felt slightly awkward in his friend’s company and to restore a mood of flippant familiarity he glanced up at the clock of the Ballast Office and smiled:

— It has not epiphanised yet, he said.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Green Night

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

A search from the previous post (The Zero Obit) yields
two lines from Wallace Stevens that are echoed as follows

"That elemental parent, the green night,
Teaching a fusky alphabet."

See also this journal on St. Patrick's Day 2016.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

On the Eightfold Cube

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

The following page quotes "Raiders of the Lost Crucible,"
a Log24 post from Halloween 2015.

Discussion of Cullinane's eightfold cube as exhibited by Josefine Lyche at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo

From KUNSTforum.as, a Norwegian art quarterly, issue no. 1 of 2016.

Related posts — See Lyche Eightfold.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

15 Projective Points Revisited

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

A March 10, 2016, Facebook post from KUNSTforum.as,
a Norwegian art quarterly —

Article on Josefine Lyche's Vigeland Museum exhibit, which included Cullinane's eightfold cube

Click image above for a view of pages 50-51 of a new KUNSTforum 
article showing two photos relevant to my own work — those labeled
"after S. H. Cullinane."

(The phrase "den pensjonerte Oxford-professoren Stephen H. Cullinane"
on page 51 is almost completely wrong. I have never been a professor,
I was never at Oxford, and my first name is Steven, not Stephen.)

For some background on the 15 projective points at the lower left of
the above March 10 Facebook post, see "The Smallest Projective Space."

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Art and Geometry

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:20 PM

See "Behind the Glitter" (a recent magazine article
on Oslo artist Josefine Lyche), and the much more
informative web page Contact (from Noplace, Oslo).

From the latter —

"Semiotics is a game of ascribing meaning, or content, to mere surface."

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mirrors, Mirrors, on the Wall

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:00 AM

The previous post quoted Holland Cotter's description of
the late Ellsworth Kelly as one who might have admired 
"the anonymous role of the Romanesque church artist." 

Work of a less anonymous sort was illustrated today by both
The New York Times  and The Washington Post

'Artist Who Shaped Geometries on a Bold Scale' - NY Times

'Ellsworth Kelly, the master of the deceptively simple' - Washington Post

The Post 's remarks are of particular interest:

Philip Kennicott in The Washington Post , Dec. 28, 2015,
on a work by the late Ellsworth Kelly —

“Sculpture for a Large Wall” consisted of 104 anodized aluminum panels, colored red, blue, yellow and black, and laid out on four long rows measuring 65 feet. Each panel seemed different from the next, subtle variations on the parallelogram, and yet together they also suggested a kind of language, or code, as if their shapes, colors and repeating patterns spelled out a basic computer language, or proto-digital message.

The space in between the panels, and the shadows they cast on the wall, were also part of the effect, creating a contrast between the material substance of the art, and the cascading visual and mental ideas it conveyed. The piece was playful, and serious; present and absent; material and imaginary; visually bold and intellectually diaphanous.

Often, with Kelly, you felt as if he offered up some ideal slice of the world, decontextualized almost to the point of absurdity. A single arc sliced out of a circle; a single perfect rectangle; one bold juxtaposition of color or shape. But when he allowed his work to encompass more complexity, to indulge a rhetoric of repetition, rhythmic contrasts, and multiple self-replicating ideas, it began to feel like language, or narrative. And this was always his best mode.

Compare and contrast a 2010 work by Josefine Lyche

IMAGE- The 2x2 case of the diamond theorem as illustrated by Josefine Lyche, Oct. 2010

Lyche's mirrors-on-the-wall installation is titled
"The 2×2 Case (Diamond Theorem)."

It is based on a smaller illustration of my own.

These  variations also, as Kennicott said of Kelly's,
"suggested a kind of language, or code."

This may well be the source of their appeal for Lyche.
For me, however, such suggestiveness is irrelevant to the
significance of the variations in a larger purely geometric
context.

This context is of course quite inaccessible to most art
critics. Steve Martin, however, has a phrase that applies
to both Kelly's and Lyche's installations: "wall power."
See a post of Dec. 15, 2010.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rigorous

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:05 AM

A death on Xmas Day

Artist Josefine Lyche

IMAGE- Josefine Lyche bowling, from her Facebook page

Symbol

Monday, November 7, 2011

The X Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 AM 

"Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs, quoted in
The New York Times Magazine  on St. Andrew's Day, 2003.

The X-Box Sum .

For some background on this enigmatic equation,
see Geometry of the I Ching.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

American Hustlers

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 PM

A Log24 Hanukkah from five years ago (Dec. 5, 2010) —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101205-IndependenceDay.jpg

Related material: Oslo artist Josefine Lyche's
private Instagram photo of her adolescence with
a ZX Spectrum, and Symbols, Local and Global.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Design Wars

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"… if your requirement for success is to be like Steve Jobs,
good luck to you." 

— "Transformation at Yahoo Foiled by Marissa Mayer’s 
Inability to Bet the Farm," New York Times  online yesterday

"Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs

Related material:  Posts tagged Ambassadors.
 

Sculpture by Josefine Lyche of Cullinane's eightfold cube at Vigeland Museum in Oslo

Friday, October 30, 2015

For Scientific Witch Hunters*

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Motto selected by an Oslo artist

Lynx Oslo motto by Alan Moore

Illustration selected by The Boston Globe

Notes on perspective selected at Log24

* I.e. , those who hunt witches scientifically,
   or those who hunt scientific witches —
   a matter of, as it were, perspective.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oslo Halloween

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(Suggested by the latest Instagram post of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Tummelplatz Thesis

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The following is an excerpt from
"Tummelplatz: Exploring playgrounds for creative
collaborations — A qualitative study of generative
dynamics within temporary work contexts,"

by Emily Moren Aanes and Dragana Trifunović.
(Master's thesis, Oslo, 2013).

Related material: Josefine Lyche in this journal.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Mirror of Understanding

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From The Snow Queen , by Hans Christian Andersen —

SEVENTH STORY. What Took Place in the Palace of the Snow Queen, and What Happened Afterward

The walls of the palace were of driving snow, and the windows and doors of cutting winds. There were more than a hundred halls there, according as the snow was driven by the winds. The largest was many miles in extent; all were lighted up by the powerful Aurora Borealis, and all were so large, so empty, so icy cold, and so resplendent! Mirth never reigned there; there was never even a little bear-ball, with the storm for music, while the polar bears went on their hindlegs and showed off their steps. Never a little tea-party of white young lady foxes; vast, cold, and empty were the halls of the Snow Queen. The northern-lights shone with such precision that one could tell exactly when they were at their highest or lowest degree of brightness. In the middle of the empty, endless hall of snow, was a frozen lake; it was cracked in a thousand pieces, but each piece was so like the other, that it seemed the work of a cunning artificer. In the middle of this lake sat the Snow Queen when she was at home; and then she said she was sitting in the Mirror of Understanding, and that this was the only one and the best thing in the world.

Little Kay was quite blue, yes nearly black with cold; but he did not observe it, for she had kissed away all feeling of cold from his body, and his heart was a lump of ice. He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle. Kay made all sorts of figures, the most complicated, for it was an ice-puzzle for the understanding. In his eyes the figures were extraordinarily beautiful, and of the utmost importance; for the bit of glass which was in his eye caused this. He found whole figures which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just the word he wanted–that word was "eternity"; and the Snow Queen had said, "If you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make you a present of the whole world and a pair of new skates." But he could not find it out.

"I am going now to warm lands," said the Snow Queen. "I must have a look down into the black caldrons." It was the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna that she meant. "I will just give them a coating of white, for that is as it ought to be; besides, it is good for the oranges and the grapes." And then away she flew, and Kay sat quite alone in the empty halls of ice that were miles long, and looked at the blocks of ice, and thought and thought till his skull was almost cracked. There he sat quite benumbed and motionless; one would have imagined he was frozen to death. ….

Related material:

This journal on March 25, 2013:

Images of time and eternity in a 1x4x9 black monolith

Friday, October 9, 2015

Eightfold Cube in Oslo

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An eightfold cube appears in this detail 
of a photo by Josefine Lyche of her
installation "4D Ambassador" at the 
Norwegian Sculpture Biennial 2015

Sculpture by Josefine Lyche of Cullinane's eightfold cube at Vigeland Museum in Oslo

(Detail from private Instagram photo.)

Catalog description of installation —

Google Translate version —

In a small bedroom to Foredragssalen populate
Josefine Lyche exhibition with a group sculptures
that are part of the work group 4D Ambassador
(2014-2015). Together they form an installation
where she uses light to amplify the feeling of
stepping into a new dimension, for which the title
suggests, this "ambassadors" for a dimension we
normally do not have access to. "Ambassadors"
physical forms presents nonphysical phenomena.
Lyches works have in recent years been placed
in something one might call an "esoteric direction"
in contemporary art, and defines itself this
sculpture group humorous as "glam-minimalist."
She has in many of his works returned to basic
geometric shapes, with hints to the occult,
"new space-age", mathematics and where
everything in between.

See also Lyche + "4D Ambassador" in this journal and
her website page with a 2012 version of that title.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

At the Still Point (continued)

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"Now I wanna dance, I wanna win.
I want that trophy, so dance good."

"C'est la vie , say the old folks.
It goes to show you never can tell.
"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Studio Time

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(The title is a phrase from Oslo artist Josefine Lyche's Instagram page today.)

Note that 6 PM ET is midnight in Oslo.

An image from St. Ursula's Day, 2010

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101021-CelebrationOf.jpg

Related material:

"Is it a genuine demolition of the walls which seem
to separate mind from mind …. ?"

— Clifford Geertz, conclusion of “The Cerebral Savage:
On the Work of Claude Lévi-Strauss

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fountain Head …

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A mashup for Josefine   from R. Mutt.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ayn Sof (continued)

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Later …

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Self-Awareness

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Robots pass "wise-men puzzle" to show a degree of self-awareness

New app … discourages self-awareness on social media —

"Self-awareness is a good thing.
Self-awareness is what tells us
'Hey, maybe just give us the highlights reel….'"

From this journal on July 13, Oslo artist Josefine Lyche —

Lyche's shirt honors the late Kurt Cobain.

"Here we are now, entertain us."

Dance scene from the 2015 film "Ex Machina"

Monday, July 13, 2015

Weaving World

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(The title was suggested by the novel Weaveworld .)

Recent public selfie by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche —

Lyche's shirt honors the late Kurt Cobain.

Not-so-recent image of Hugo Weaving as
Agent Smith in "The Matrix" —

"Smells like teen spirit."

See also Weaving in the new film "Strangerland."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Welcome to Noplace

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See an informative essay at noplace.no on the work of
Oslo artist Josefine Lyche in connection with her current
(June 12-21) exhibition, "Contact."

A paragraph from that essay —

See also Lyche in this journal.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From Our House to Bauhaus

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Street view in Oslo, August 2014 (thanks to Google):

Vennligst benytt fortau pa andre siden =
Please use the sidewalk on the other side

Take a walk on the wild side… or not.

This post was suggested by a Log24 post, Gaze, of May 21, 2015, and by
an Instagram photo that Oslo artist Josefine Lyche posted today.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Norwegian Woods

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The title appears as a joint heading for three reviews 
of Norway-related books on the front page of the print
version of today's New York Times Sunday Book Review .

See as well Josefine Lyche in this journal.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

High and Low Concepts

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Steven Pressfield on April 25, 2012:

What exactly is High Concept?

Let’s start with its opposite, low concept.
Low concept stories are personal,
idiosyncratic, ambiguous, often European. 
“Well, it’s a sensitive fable about a Swedish
sardine fisherman whose wife and daughter
find themselves conflicted over … ”

ZZZZZZZZ.

Fans of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche know she has
valiantly struggled to find a high-concept approach
to the diamond theorem. Any such approach must,
unfortunately, reckon with the following low
(i.e., not easily summarized) concept —

The Diamond Theorem Correlation:

From left to right

http://www.log24.com/log/pix14B/140824-Diamond-Theorem-Correlation-1202w.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix14B/140731-Diamond-Theorem-Correlation-747w.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix14B/140824-Picturing_the_Smallest-1986.gif

http://www.log24.com/log/pix14B/140806-ProjPoints.gif

For some backstory, see ProjPoints.gif and "Symplectic Polarity" in this journal.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Magical and Seductive

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"I am trying to introduce a narrative,
something magical and seductive…."

— Oslo artist Josefine Lyche, translated
from the Norwegian by Google

Perhaps something like Arcade Fire or
Taylor Swift? (Click links for related posts.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fire and Ice

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Or: Debriefing Josefine

From the CV of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche:

Selected Collections/ Public Commissions:
2016 Jarfjord Grensevaktstasjon,
Jarfjord/Kirkenes, NO (upcoming)
 

From an Amazon.com customer review of a book on
northern Norway in World War II, Fire and Ice 

"… Hunt doesn't take sides. He approaches
the story as a journalist and documentary maker,
rather than as an academic."

The book, as the author notes, was published in Britain
on October 6, 2014.

A synchronicity check of the publication date yields 
a variation on the "Fire and Ice" theme —


____________________________

"Jeg prøver å innføre et narrativ, noe magisk og forførende,
samt erstatte den iboende materialistiske logikken med
esoterisk kosmologi og symbolikk." — Josefine Lyche

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gitterkrieg

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(Continued from Jan. 3 and Jan. 5.) 

Introduction: "Grids, You Say?" by Josefine Lyche,
and Anti-Christmas 2010:

Related material:
Chapter 42 in
A History of Graphic Design ,
by Guity Novin.

Midrash on Hexagram 22

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:30 PM

See Instantia Crucis and Josefine Lyche's
One-Night-Only exhibition in Oslo Jan. 5.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Core

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JOSEFINE LYCHE
ABSOLUTE ALT. VOL. 2
17. april – 23. mai [2015] —

"I kjernen av mitt arbeid er en pågående
utforskning av esoteriske konsepter…."

"At the core of my work is an ongoing
exploration of esoteric concepts…."

See also 
http://issuu.com/tmrk/docs/spritenkunsthall_2015_cut .

Related material:  Hard Core.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Follow This

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The "Phony Pony" images below by Josefine Lyche
may or may not have been created in response to the link
on "magic" in the previous post to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" video.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pyramid Dance

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Oslo artist Josefine Lyche has a new Instagram post,
this time on pyramids (the monumental kind).

My response —

Wikipedia's definition of a tetrahedron as a
"triangle-based pyramid"

and remarks from a Log24 post of August 14, 2013 :

Norway dance (as interpreted by an American)

IMAGE- 'The geometry of the dance' is that of a tetrahedron, according to Peter Pesic

I prefer a different, Norwegian, interpretation of "the dance of four."

Related material:
The clash between square and tetrahedral versions of PG(3,2).

See also some of Burkard Polster's triangle-based pyramids
and a 1983 triangle-based pyramid in a paper that Polster cites —

(Click image below to enlarge.)

Some other illustrations that are particularly relevant
for Lyche, an enthusiast of magic :

From On Art and Magic (May 5, 2011) —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110505-ThemeAndVariations-Hofstadter.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110505-BlockDesignTheory.jpg

Mathematics

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110505-WikipediaFanoPlane.jpg

The Fano plane block design

Magic

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110505-DeathlyHallows.jpg

The Deathly Hallows  symbol—
Two blocks short of  a design.

 

(Updated at about 7 PM ET on Dec. 3.)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Selfie Sequel

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This post is a sequel to Pythagorean Selfie (Sept. 30, 2014)
and October Nine: Lyche at Bodø.

Today’s Instagram photos from Josefine Lyche, still at Bodø:

The figure at left appears to be diving. This suggests a review of posts on
the late film director Tony Scott.

Friday, October 10, 2014

High White Noon

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(The phrase is from Don DeLillo and Josefine Lyche.)

See “Complex Grid.”

See as well Bill O’Reilly’s remark, “Do not be a coxcomb,”
and an artist‘s self-portrait:

IMAGE- Jamie Foxx in 'Amazing Spider Man 2'

Grid Designer

Monday, October 6, 2014

Arcs and Shards

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Ben Brantley in The New York Times  today on a Broadway opening:

“As Christopher navigates his way through an increasingly
unfamiliar landscape, both physical and emotional, the arcs
of his adventures are drawn into being.

So are the shards of sensory overload.”

Arc — See a search for Line at Infinity:

Shard — See Shard and Pythagorean Selfie:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Good Question

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Related material:

Here “Lucifer’s temple” refers to Josefine Lyche’s Lynx 760 gallery in Oslo.

Mathematics for Tromsø

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Loren Olson, Harvard ’64, a professor of mathematics
at Norway’s Tromsø University,* died June 22, 2014.

In his memory, a search in this journal for Lie Group.

That search yields a post titled Lie Groups for Holy Week (March 30, 2010).

A quotation related to that post:

* The city of Tromsø hosted some art related to group theory in 2010.
Neither that art nor my own related remarks on group theory are very
relevant to physics (yet).

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pythagorean Selfie

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“Rarely is a TV show as brilliant and as terrible as Selfie .”

Kevin Fallon on a new ABC TV show that starts tonight at 8 PM ET

A recent selfie from Josefine Lyche’s Instagram page:

For some remarks related to Lyche’s pentagram, see
Lyche + Mathmagic* and also yesterday’s Michaelmas Mystery.

In today’s previous post, the late Harvey Cohn posed a question that
he said might have been asked by Pythagoras:

“It is an elementary observation that an integral right triangle
has an even area. Suppose the hypotenuse is prime.

Q.  How do we determine from the prime value of the hypotenuse
when the area is divisible by 4, 8, 16, or any higher power of 2?

A.  We use class fields constructed by means of transcendental
functions, of course!”

— From the preface to Introduction to the Construction of Class Fields ,
by Harvey Cohn (Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Illustration:

For a related song, see Prime Suspect (Dec. 13, 2007).

Footnote of 12:14 AM Oct. 1, 2014 —

* That search yields a link to…

This Lyche webpage’s pentagram  indicates an interest in Disney rather than
in SatanismOther Lyche webpages have been less reassuring.

Related material — Posts tagged Elegantly Packaged.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Theology and Art

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Recommended reading for Josefine Lyche:

See also Ayn Sof (Jan. 7, 2011).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oslo, 5 A.M.*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

To thine own selfie be true .

* Title suggested by The Tiffany Puzzle (Dec. 7, 2010).

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Song of Praise

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“Robust and compact, conforming to international standards,
the Altivar 08 is a universal product.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Portals

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Part I

Image- Josefine Lyche's work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

Part II

Part III

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bottom Line

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“. . . the bottom line of the grid is a naked and determined materialism.”

— Rosalind Krauss, quoted by Josefine Lyche

See also http://www.dailymotion.com/video/
x164rmi_britt-ekland-nude-wicker-man-1973_people.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Omega Portal

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Version from “The Avengers” (2012) —

Version from Josefine Lyche (2009) —

Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

See also this journal on the date that the above Avengers  video was uploaded.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Emperor

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“Paradigm Talent Agency are supporting with casting.

Emperor  is described as a look at a debauched world
of wealth, sex, manipulation and treason.”

The Hollywood Reporter : “Cannes: Adrien Brody
to play Charles V in Lee Tamahori‘s ‘Emperor,'”
2:54 AM PST May 19, 2014, by Scott Roxborough

Related material from Santa Cruz, California:

On or about or between 11/22/2013 and 11/24/2013….

Related material from this journal:

Fiction,” a post of St. Cecilia’s Day, 11/22/2013.

See, too, yesterday’s noon post “Nowhere” and
the April 27-28, 2013, posts tagged Around the Clock.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Aaron Eckhart Strikes Deep

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“Even paranoids have real enemies.”

— Attributed to Delmore Schwartz

“There is a difference as to whether you are describing paranoia
or whether you in fact are paranoid yourself.”

— The late Frank Schirrmacher,  dw.de , July 2, 2013.

Schirrmacher reportedly died on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
See that date in this journal.

Paranoia is, of course, a fertile field for politicians and filmmakers:

Related material in this journal:

I, Frankenstein (May 15, 2014) and, for the Eckhart film “Erased,”
Hour of the Wolf (Nov. 9, 2006).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moonshine

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“The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning
of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. But Marlow was not
typical (if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted), and to him the
meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside,
enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a
haze, in the likeness of one of these misty halos that sometimes
are made visible by the spectral illumination of moonshine.”

— Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness

Photo of full moon over Oslo last night by Josefine Lyche:

A scene from my film viewing last night:

Some background (click to enlarge):

Note:

The “I, Frankenstein” scene above should not be interpreted as
a carrying of Martin Gardner through a lyche gate.  Gardner
is, rather, symbolized by the asterisk in the first image from
the above Google search.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Death in Mathmagic Land

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"It was our old friend Pythagoras who discovered
that the pentagram was full of mathematics."

— Narrator, "Donald in Mathmagic Land," Disney, 1959

… and it was Peter J. Cameron who discovered that
mathematics was full of pentagrams.

From Log24 on May 3:  Gray Space —

Robert J. Stewart (left) and a pentagram photo posted May 2
by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche. See also Lyche in this journal.

From Log24 on May 13:  An Artist's Memorial —

The death mentioned in the above May 13 post occurred on
May 12, the date of a scheduled Black Mass at Harvard.

Related material:

Two -Year College

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See last night’s pentagram photo and a post from May 13, 2012.

That post links to a little-known video of a 1972 film.
A speech from the film was used by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche as a
voice-over in her  2011 golden-ratio video (with pentagrams) that she
exhibited along with a large, wall-filling copy of some of my own work.
The speech (see video below) is clearly nonsense.

The patterns* Lyche copied are not.

“Who are you, anyway?” 

— Question at 00:41 of 15:00, Rainbow Bridge (Part 5 of 9)
at YouTube, addressed to Baron Bingen as “Mr. Rabbit”

* Patterns exhibited again later, apparently without the Lyche pentagram video.
It turns out, by the way, that Lyche created that video by superimposing
audio from the above “Rainbow Bridge” film onto a section of Disney’s 1959
Donald in Mathmagic Land” (see 7:17 to 8:57 of the 27:33 Disney video).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Clay

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The title is that of a short story in Dubliners , by James Joyce.
See in that story the phrase “Grey-green eyes.”

See also the tag #greygreengrids on an Oslo artist’s photo today.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fictions

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From The Ninth Element  website:

Cover of a Norwegian author’s forthcoming novel:

For some Norwegian non-fiction, see an Oslo artist’s Instagram page.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gray Space

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Or: Three Shades of Gray

(Continued from previous Gray Space posts.)

Cube subdivided into 8 subcubes by planes through the center

Click the above image for some related mathematics.

Those who prefer “magic” approaches to mathematics*
may consult the works of Robert J. Stewart and his
mentor William G. Gray.

Robert J. Stewart (left) and a pentagram photo posted yesterday evening
by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche. See also Lyche in this journal.

* See the April 2014 banners displayed at the websites
of the American Mathematical Society and of  the
Mathematical Association of America, as well as
a mathematician’s remarks linked to here last evening.

Friday, May 2, 2014

From the Witch Ball

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

IMAGE- Arcade Fire to headline the 2014 Oslo 'Norwegian Wood' festival at Frognerparken

See also, in this journal, Arcade Fire and Witch Ball.

This post was suggested by remarks today of mathematician
Peter J. Cameron, who seems to enjoy playing the role of
Lord Summerisle (from The Wicker Man , a 1973 horror classic).

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:28 AM

Some background for a recent photo
by Josefine Lyche:

The Boys from Uruguay and Witch Ball.

The photo:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

For Two Artists of Norway

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:48 AM

IMAGE- Conclusion of introduction to Heinrich Zimmer's 'The King and the Corpse'

See also LYNX 760 , Rubik vs. Abel, and Toying.

Friday, April 25, 2014

LYNX 760

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Josefine’s Sunday School

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:30 AM

Two timely images for Oslo artist Josefine Lyche

Backstory:  Searches for “Blazing World” and for “Josefine + Lyche + Pink
in this journal.

The image above is by a man, Brian Stauffer. Related material:

An image from today’s NY Times Sunday Book Review —

This  image is by a non-man, Kelsey Dake.

The first image above, since it combines Lyche’s enthusiasm for the color
pink and (apparently) for fishnet stockings, seems to me the better picture,
despite its prurient nature.

(Updated through 10 AM ET)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Blazing Thule

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The title is suggested by a new novel (see cover below),
and by an unwritten book by Nabokov —

Siri Hustvedt, 'The Blazing World'.

Related material:

Symbol

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For Josefine Lyche, by fellow artist  Nuno Borges:

Related material:

Recent remarks by Lyche and
a recurring image from this journal.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Her

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IMAGE- Siri, the Apple personal assistant, as defined at Wikipedia

The name Siri is Norwegian, meaning
‘beautiful woman who leads you to victory.'”

I prefer Josefine.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

HaShem

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:30 PM

IMAGE- Josefine Lyche changes her Facebook cover photo to a form of the Tetragrammaton.

From New World Encyclopedia —

See also Tetragrammaton in this journal.

For further context, see Solomon's Cube and Oct. 16, 2013.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Proofs

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For Oslo artist Josefine Lyche, who sometimes
seems to think my work resembles that of the
deranged Anthony Hopkins in the film of David
Auburn's play "Proof."

See another artist's images of Hopkins-like work
I just discovered online —

"The Proof," by David Colosi.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Epiphany

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

“… the object sets up a kind of 
 frame or space or field 
 within which there can be epiphany.”

Charles Taylor

A frame or space or field —

IMAGE- The ninefold square

Related material —

Star Wars (January 11, 2014),

The Lyche Gate Asterisk , from 10:31 AM ET on May 22, 2010,
the date of Martin Gardner's death —

Image-- The Case of the Lyche Gate Asterisk

— and the March 2014 issue of the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society  —

See as well Epiphany 2014 (Jan. 6) in this journal and the
March Notices  on the Shaw prize —

"Established under the auspices of Run Run Shaw
in November 2002, the prize is managed and
administered by the Shaw Prize Foundation
based in Hong Kong." 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mystery Box

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:13 PM

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Facebook

Viewed in the Chrome browser, a Facebook post from
January 29, 2014, displays an artist's Mystery Box*

IMAGE- Josefine Lyche, Facebook post with the blank-box symbol for an unidentified character

In the Internet Explorer browser, the mystery is solved:

Further details —


 

Related material — Lyche + Geometry in this journal.

See also the cat and triangle pictured by David Justice yesterday

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* A phrase of filmmaker J.J. Abrams. Click the link 
   for further details. See also a mystery box 
   in The New York Times  on June 2, 2011.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Diamond Star

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

From The Diamond and the Star ,  by John Warden*
(London, Shepheard-Walwyn Ltd.,  June 1, 2009) —

(The quotation is from Kipling's "The Conundrum of the Workshops.")

IMAGE- The Devil's question - 'It's pretty, but is it Art?'

Answer — Some would say "Yes."

Part I: From a search for "Diamond Star" in this journal —

The Diamond Star

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110905-StellaOctangulaView.jpg

Part II: From the Facebook photos of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche

* Obituary link, added at 10:45 PM ET Jan. 31 after reading  a publisher's note 
  saying that "The author sadly died before the book was published."

  Perhaps sadly, perhaps not.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For Josefine Lyche, artist of High White Noon —

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr. Noon

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM 

Excerpt from 'Mr. Noon,' by D.H. Lawrence

See also "Finishing Up at Noon," "S in a Diamond," and "Beyond: Two Souls."

 

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Tune for Josefine*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From the New York Times  obituary of philanthropist
Fred Kavli, who died on Thursday, November 21

” In 2005, when Mr. Kavli announced that
he planned to start the prizes, he recalled
skiing in the Norwegian mountains as a boy.

‘At times,’ he told a gathering in New York,
‘the whole sky was aflame with the Northern Lights
shifting and dancing across the sky down to the
white-clad mountaintops. In the stillness and
loneliness of the white mountains, I pondered the
universe, the planet, nature and the wonders of
man. I’m still pondering.’ “

“And we may see the meadow in December, icy white
and crystalline….” — Johnny Mercer, lyrics to Lionel
Hampton and Sonny Burke’s “Midnight Sun

* Lyche

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Theme and Variations

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:16 PM

(Continued)

IMAGE- The Diamond Theorem

Josefine Lyche’s large wall version of the twenty-four 2×2 variations
above was apparently offered for sale today in Norway —

Click image for more details and click here for a translation.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

To Apollo*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 PM

From Log24

From Josefine Lyche's website —

* For the title, see Apollo + Outram in this journal.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sermon

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

A sequel to last night's "For Baron Samedi" —

Sigils

The music in the trailer for the new film "American Hustle"
is a 1969 tune by Led Zeppelin.  This, together with the
magick sigils posted at Facebook yesterday by artist
Josefine Lyche, suggests a review of Zeppelin sigils
from a 1971 album. These are, as shown above on a
record label,  the personal symbols of the four musicians
in the band. Two of the symbols may, of course, be
interpreted as representing the Holy Trinity.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

For Baron Samedi

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

IMAGE- Symbol in an Arcade Fire video from Haiti

Click on the image for a video.

See also Josefine Lyche's "Grids, you say?"

I prefer Lyche's versions of the diagonal
3×3 grid. Her versions have no lettering.

(This post was suggested by a photo of magical sigils 
that Lyche posted a few hours ago at Facebook.
The above seems to be another such sigil that may
or may not be intended to function like those posted
today by Lyche.)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Frame Tale

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 PM

From an academic's website:

IMAGE- Remarks by Paul Hertz, alias Ignotus the Mage

For Josefine Lyche and Ignotus the Mage,
as well as Rose the Hat and other Zingari shoolerim —

Sabbatha hanti, lodsam hanti, cahanna risone hanti :
words that had been old when the True Knot moved
across Europe in wagons, selling peat turves and trinkets.
They had probably been old when Babylon was young.
The girl was powerful, but the True was all-powerful,
and Rose anticipated no real problem.

— King, Stephen (2013-09-24).
     Doctor Sleep: A Novel
     (pp. 278-279). Scribner. Kindle Edition. 

From a post of November 10, 2008:

Twenty-four Variations on a Theme of Plato

Twenty-four Variations on a Theme of Plato,
a version by Barry Sharples based on the earlier
kaleidoscope puzzle  version of Steven H. Cullinane

The King and the Corpse  —

"The king asked, in compensation for his toils
during this strangest of all the nights he had
ever known, that the twenty-four riddle tales
told him by the specter, together with the story
of the night itself, should be made known
over the whole earth and remain eternally
famous among men."

Frame Tale: 

Finnegans Wake  —

"The quad gospellers may own the targum
but any of the Zingari shoolerim may pick a peck
of kindlings yet from the sack of auld hensyne."

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Line for Frank

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

(Continued from High White Noon
Finishing Up at Noon, and A New York Jew.)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101008-StartingOut.jpg

Above: Frank Langella in "Starting Out in the Evening"

Below: Frank Langella and Johnny Depp in "The Ninth Gate"

"Not by the hair on your chinny-chin-chin."

IMAGE- Author's shirt with a Dharma Logo from 'Lost'

Above: Detail from a Wikipedia photo.

For the logo, see Lostpedia.

For some backstory, see Noether.

Those seeking an escape from the eightfold nightmare
represented by the Dharma logo above may consult
the remarks of Heisenberg (the real one, not the
Breaking Bad  version) to the Bavarian Academy
of Fine Arts.

Those who prefer Plato's cave to his geometry are
free to continue their Morphean adventures.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Church with Josefine

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:30 AM

Today, beginning at about 11 AM ET, I checked out
the latest news from Oslo artist Josefine Lyche,
often mentioned in these posts.

Lyche's Facebook page has a new cover photo—
geometric diagrams from Order in Space , a 1969
book by Keith Critchlow.

A search for more information on Critchlow yielded
information on his friend the impressive Kathleen Raine,
who reportedly died at 95 on July 6, 2003.

See also references to that date in this journal.

From Raine's obituary in The Guardian :

"When asked how she wished people
to remember her, Kathleen Raine said
she would rather they didn't. Or that
Blake's words be said of her: 'That in
time of trouble, I kept the divine vision.' "

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