Numbers do not exist

Numbers do not exist

I numeri non esistono (Numbers do not exist)

The origins of numbers are lost in the centuries between India and the Arab world: the photographs of “I numeri non esistono” (Numbers do not exists) came to life exploring these mysterious and fascinating roots with light and the use of Gestalt psychology.

Using the Law of Prägnanz, according to which “the simplest organization, requiring the least cognitive effort, will emerge as the figure”, the challenge was to create numbers from 1 to 10 with the shadows of everyday-life objects using a small flashlight as the only source of light.

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2

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3

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What’s in the photos?

  1. Domino pieces
  2. Coffee cup, spoon, vanilla bean, place mat
  3. Playing cards
  4. Toothpick, cork board
  5. Lock, key with tag
  6. Curling ribbon, wrapping paper
  7. Cuisenaire rods
  8. Distance rings, bolts
  9. Sewing tape measure
  10. Adhesive tape, eraser, wax pastel