# sandra burek

## The Algorithm Of Cutting And Bending

series consists 5 collages 195/135 cm

The series of works I have called The Algorithm Of Cutting And Bending is a subjective attempt to illustrate the process of memorizing and capturing, in the form of paintings and drawings, an unconstrained record of spatial transformations.
The aim/objective is to search for a visual form of memory. The method itself becomes a conscious resignation to present itself, also a reduction to simple form and depiction of a component in the process of memorizing. The system of simplification and association bring to existence algorithms that, in visual form, become a particular pattern or constellation of individual memory lying in the basis of the painting’s essence, of which the painting’s surface defines physical space. Space is marked by memories, this being purely a notional value. The structure of duplicated and cut modules juxtapose to the relation of the painting and begin to loop and break the surface in a multifarious way. It does, however, leave the freedom/discretion of the presented spatial game to be derived freely from one’s own imagination. The act of duplicating and transforming the drawn convergent perspective is the starting point in the process; treating it with multiplication and transformation/conversion results in the series of presented works. The spatial relations between individual surfaces are essential to completing the final form of my studies in creating a compact form of algorithmic memory.

In my opinion, the process of memorizing is analogical to the algorithm, as it is based on a similar system of creation. The implementation of the algorithm itself implies the existence of a certain similarity of the algorithm described by language to a physical phenomenon or process.

Every layer of the module contained in my work is an element of that physical process, arising in a certain continuity in time - thus testifying to a time bygone - A record of its own history built up during its creation in an attempt to picture the memory by using the algorithms related to its multi-dimensionality.
In this sense, an algorithm is the formula of calculations in a finite time period.
In mathematics and computer science, it is a complete sequence of clearly defined steps necessary to perform to move the system from its initial state to its final state - the search and enumeration in which we seek the set of data until we find the solution. The process of memorizing through the transposition of our own observations creates, in my opinion, an algorithm which works in the most probable circumstances, the result is always approximate. In this sense, the process of formation of algorithms is analogous to the process of memorizing: an algorithm can be implemented as a certain network of connections. In this assumption, memory is comprehended as a motion of awareness and concentration.

In practice, memory is unknowingly triggered without the participation our previous thought and actions, where the process of memorizing is realized by mental/cognitive functions based on a system of concepts with various ranks of specification connected in the brain in a more or less conscious way.

Represented by neural networks, memory functions are interpreted as symbolic abstract possessions of the mind. In this sense, brain activity processes are carriers of the symbolical operations - such as connotation and deduction. In this aspect, a thought is a sequence of concepts. These concepts come together in complex relations (links). Memorizing allows extraction of different features of certain concepts, noticing similarities between different representations and generalizing and particularizing. This affects the creation of new concepts in which a memory is a recall of what was before and gives the present meaning to the past. Using a photocopier as material emphasizes the evanescence of work and its memorization, which remains a complementary relation to the time imperative and undergoes constant transformation and blurring of its previous form.

notebook 42/30cm

## Taking Of The Space

Aim of this work is physical taking of surface of the space, storing the existing space as drawings relating to memory, another form of capturing and beholding of the surrounding reality.

series consists 30 drawings 25/34 cm

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