The Power Plant

Diane Borsato: The Practical Applications of Math

Thu Feb 08 2007

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Borsato’s intimate works in performance, photography, installation, and video broach everyday barriers in gestures of poetic and potentially transgressive transformation. By altering the sensory couplings that structure daily life or by mischievously reinventing ways of interacting with each other, Borsato suggests the need to interrogate and invigorate our relationships with both the inanimate and human worlds. For The Power Plant, Borsato presents a new lecture-based performance, The Practical Applications of Math. The piece playfully elaborates the thesis that math is relevant to the everyday lives of artists and all of us – by supporting everything from gambling and baking, to contemplating existence and preventing violent animal attacks.