For the site-specific installation TERTIUS, QUARTUS & SEXTUS, Meryem Bayram plays with the correlation between sound and geometry, mathematical relations and light. It is inspired by traditional ways of measuring land, such as the ‘druid’s cord’ from Babylonia that was used by different cultures through the ages and was also applied in the construction of medieval cathedrals. By placing a series of wooden circles in a hidden corridor, the artist visualises the dimensions of the space, the perspective of space and the passage of time. A composition by violinist Julia Eckhardt translates the same intervals into music.
Concept and realisation: Meryem Bayram – sound score Julia Eckhardt – light advice: Erki De Vries – realisation installation: Zuidervaart – presentation: Extra City and Platform 0090