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Flatland

(2003-2009), pigment print on paper.
50cm.


Flatland is a panoramic photograph (360°) of a horizon curled on itself as a Möbius ribbon.
In a dissertation presented at the Science Academy, which was only discovered after his death, August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868) discussed the properties of unilateral surfaces, that is to say a figure having only one surface and one border. He mentioned especially the paradox that was pointed out by this ribbon, that bears his name and that he studied in 1858 while he was answering a question asked by the Science Academy concerning polyhedron geometry. The Möbius ribbon has, moreover, a peculiar property, which is to stay in one piece when cut along its median line.