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An animation based on the book You Are A Circle.
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"Permutations series" is an experimental research on the mathematical properties of an ancient Indian symbol called Sri Yantra ("holy instrument"). 

A mathematical enigma, the Sri Yantra is constructed with nine interlocking triangles that are aligned to create a whole, symbolically representing "the beauty of the three worlds (Heaven, Earth, Hell)" and also the union of Masculine and Feminine Divine. Together the nine triangles are interlaced in such a way as to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of creation. (Wikipedia)
 
I spent a full month attempting to construct a perfectly aligned Sri Yantra (a mathematical impossibility, as when you move one part, everything else moves). I eventually got lucky and came to design a pretty close model.
 
Next, I reorganized and animated the Sri Yantra (never revealing it fully) — thanks to the help of @Jeannie Park — an rearranged the compositon around the photograph of a skull I shot (after painting it with seven coats of white).
 
The presence of the skull is an hommage to 17th century Vanitas paintings.
 
Finally, I added enigmatic sounds to complete the animation.
 
Theses permutations will be a small part of an upcoming experimental film project, You Are A Circle, connected with my book (see: here).
 
 
Permutation 10-m3
 
​Permutation 12-1-m2-m4
 
​Permutation 13
 
​Permutation m1-8
 
​Permutation m5
 
 
 
 
Thank you for taking the time to discover this project. 

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Cheers, Guillaume.