Patrick Rapati: Partitions
Exciting new work by Patrick Rapati will be showing from Saturday 18 February - Friday 24 March.
Opening 1pm Saturday 18 February.
"An infinitely indefinite number begins as an estimation of the location of a randomly chosen spot somewhere between two given points on the number line. This is called the Axiom of Choice. Since no drawn location on the number line can have an exact placement there will always be a non-zero decimal quantity. The last digit of of the decimal part determines how many new and randomly generated digits will be interspersed into the decimal part of the original number. This now becomes the new number to be located on the number line. If the last digit happens to be zero then the next non zero digit to the left will be used. The process described above is once again initiated and a new number is defined and located and so on and on. Hence, this construction is never ending and the decimal part grows without bounds. Each successive iteration becomes more exact and yet remains dissimilar from the previous number and can be seen as becoming infinitely indefinite. This number by its very nature is antithetical to all other forms of numeration in the notion of its indefinite quality. All other numbers have the characteristic of being quantifiable, these new indefinite numbers do not belong to this class yet they do have interesting structures and applications" - Patrick Rapati