peter d'Agostino

Interactive video/sculpture © 1995

STRING CYCLES is an allegory for the transmission of knowledge
in the Internet age, utilizing the ancient art form of string figures,
popularly known as Cat's Cradles. It is a weave of traditional storytelling -
from African folktales and the Homeric epics - to the visual poetics of
Mallarme. These themes are juxtaposed with 'superstring' theories
in physics and the Buddhist story of Indra's Net, which tells
of an endless series of threads connecting the universe.

Installation: InfoArt, Kwangju Biennale, Korea