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Attila Csörgő: Occurrence Graphs I-II
67x35x23 cm: lamp, fiberglass disc, celluloid film, electric motor, spinning components; 1998/2002

The series "Occurrence Graphs" is based on the interference of mutually cooperating graphs. There are two black discs with transparent graphs on them. The discs partly cover each other and together create a common area in the shape of a plum-pit, which only allows the light of the lamp positioned behind the discs to pass through when the two graphs intersect. The system can be induced into motion with the aid of an electric motor. It is then revealed that in a switched-off position the intersections of the visible and seemingly disordered graphs without any regular shape follow a regular geometrical pattern (e.g., in the form of a triangle, circle, infinity sign, etc.).
Thus this phenomenon is of a double (or more precisely two-times-double) nature. One graph can function together with another (i.e., its pair on the other disc). The nature of this function is revealed only when the graphs start functioning together in a spinning motion. This, however, results in a rather different condition. The stable and seemingly disordered image that is visible when the discs are not moving thus becomes virtually stable and explicitly ordered only when in motion.


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