Optical Illusion Art: Using math, perspective, and dimension to create mind-bending sculptures
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Pictured: Opus 429958 appears like 3 Borromean rings, but it is a single circuit.
Join artist Anton Bakker and a team of experts in this exploration at the intersection of math, perception, and art. Starting with the two-dimensional work of M.C. Escher and moving into the world of three-dimensional sculpture, Anton, the creator of MoMath's popular Alternative Perspective show, leads us on a journey into the world of optical illusion. Joined by mathematicians Doris Schattschneider and Tom Verhoeff and neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde (who together created the Best Illusion of the Year Contest), Anton demonstrates how sculpture can be not just an aesthetic pursuit but also a medium in which to demonstrate how a limited, singular perspective can present a view of "reality" that completely fools the mind.
This is a live-streamed event. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.
|Free registration (while supplies last)||$ 0.00|
|Reduced rate (while supplies last)||$ 5.00|
|Event fee||$ 15.00|
|Event fee plus $15 donation to support families in need||$ 30.00|