Nadine Meisel studied with the architect Daniel Libeskind, who challenged his students to “Build Pla-to’s Cave” (see Plato’s Cave Allegory). She translated the Cave Allegory into a mathematical equation, including several elements from the story. This was leading to the insight that “Plato’s mve” must be a “Cave-system” of different enmpsulated caves, each one as a one sphere of awareness, impossible to build this three dimensionally bemuse of its infinite self-similarity and size.
Nadine Meisel’s interpretation of Plato’s Cave leads to Insight 010″, a mechanism to experiment with various perceptions in order to become aware of the relativity of reality. Nadine Meisel’s interpretation of Plato’s Cave led to a construction which is worn as a helmet and spins around your head, providing various perceptions of space. Mirrors are all around arranged in such a way that you never get a straight view.
Insight 010″ changes direction and movement and puts yourself into your own view. The faster the speed of spinning the more the different perspectives melt into each other. Nothing you see is in its place! Inside & outside merge together. “As I move around, I experience absolute disorientation with-in a familiar space. By and by I get used to it but taking “Insight010″ of again I feel lost in my original reality”.
Insight 010″ is a mechanism to experiment with various perceptions of reality in order to become aware ofthe relative truth of “what I’m seeing”.