Inspired by the theory of Hermeneutics, Hypergradient analyzes the different interpretations of an impartial consistent statement. The installation repeatedly changes between two states: the “statement” state and the “interpretation” state. The statement state displays a sequence of characters of a distinct semiotic system, which can be described as a deputy for all known semiotic systems. These abstract propositions don’t follow human dwelled principles, they posess inherent logic. In this state, the space containing the installation and the installation itself is lit up with fixed light sources. When the installation reaches the interpretation state, the whole space changes into darkness and the surface is illuminated by four light sources, which are arranged around the installation. Through the constant change of light, the physical deformation of the surface and the consequent modification of perception, the original statement now has to be interpreted by the observer.
- Andreas Lutz, Germany