Decidedly Bonnaroo by
March 11, 2019 – Jan. 19,
Concourse C, near Gate 7
Nico Meyer is a structural
engineer and sculptor exploring concepts that call the viewer to question his
or her relationship with the world using mathematical and geometrical forms.
Meyer’s work illuminates aspects of the human experience, like the ability for
pattern recognition which can lead to oversimplification and categorical
thinking. He uses an algorithmic approach with simple initial shapes to explore
forms, that upon further inspection, contradict the initial judgment.
About Decidedly Bonnaroo
In this work, a Möbius band
forms a trefoil knot using a series of discrete triangular frames. Trefoil
knots have long been used as a symbol for infinity
and interconnectedness. If you walk along any vertical side of the sculpture,
you will travel along every
surface of the trefoil knot. The feeling of separateness of the sides and edges
is merely an illusion. This illusion of
separation, once exposed, acts as an antidote to “us versus them” thinking and
aligns well with the Bonnaroovian Code and the shared Bonnaroo Experience! This
trefoil knot is structured to represent the Bonnaroo infinity symbol.