The Fourth Dimension, 11 June 2013

A dimensional space higher than our known world which has captivated geometers for centuries

Artist Melvin Moti presents on his new film, which uses crystals and computer modeling to posit a view from a 'fourth dimension'. A set of fabrics by Tibor Reich, whose design was influenced by the visuals of crystallography, were displayed as part of the event. The talks was introduced by Chris Hammond (Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds) and moderated by Linzi Stauvers (Pavilion)

The event was the second in a series of events exploring the appearance and significance of fractal geometry in historical and recent art and design and took place in the context of a major collaboration with Melvin Moti. A unique local backdrop to this work was the story of Leeds-based physicists William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 for their pioneering use of X-ray crystallography. This technique, which reveals the atomic structures of crystals, has underpinned major breakthrough work, including the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.