Saturday, July 25, 2009

The G.G. Möbius

A Möbius strip is a one-sided object. It is constructed by taking a strip of paper, giving it a half-twist and joining the ends together. In theory, however, a perfect Möbius strip is unbroken—i.e. it does not involve joining two ends together, but is seamless.

The Möbius strip is a kind of infinite loop. If you were to walk along its length you would cover both "sides" without crossing an edge, and end up back where you started. Modern artists have been fascinated by the Möbius strip as well the idea of recursive looping in general. Visual artists such as M.C. Escher and Oscar Reutersvard have used infinitely looping images in their work. Musician Steve Reich has famously created musical works that loop back on themselves a well as shift through various phase relationships.

In his video installation The G.G. Mobius, visual artist and musician Matt Evans presents an infinite, phasing loop that is both visual and musical.


  1. (Q): What is better than one Glenn Gould? (A): Umm-m...two Glenn Goulds? Yes, of course! ;-) This is an amazing effect, I enjoyed this! Thank you, Matt Evans, for this 'visual and musical treat'!

  2. How much more countrapuntal can one get? Terrific. Thanks.