Scottsdale Public Art

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Polygonum 2.0

Polygonum 2.0 by Belgian artist Tom Dekyvere is a large geometrical rhizome construction of rope and reflective triangles lit with multi-color LEDs. Consisting of over 13,000 feet of rope, the artwork will be installed above the Arizona canal between Soleri Bridge and Marshall Way Bridge, and will extend up to wrap the Marshall Way Bridge. Dekyvere’s public art practice explores the evolving and often unexpected bond between technology and the natural world. Polygonum 2.0 showcases the relationships between the organic and artificial structures specific to the landscape of Scottsdale Waterfront and the people who inhabit it. Polygonum 2.0 will be on-view at the Canal and Marshall Way Bridge throuhg May 1, 2017. 


Polygonum 2.0 has been commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for Canal Convergence 2017. As a part of a unique partnership with the BreckCreate, Polygonum 2.0 will be sent to Breckenridge, Colorado for its 2017 art festival, WAVE: Light + Water + Sound



Poem by Giancarlo Huapaya for Four Chambers Press Poetry Reading at Canal Convergence:


Polygonum 2.0

Poem by Giancarlo Huapaya, translated by Maggie Messerschmidt



flux rises diagonally / at the axis it triples through a knot’s refraction / shining in tension / against a sustaining habitat of angles during the extraction of memory / the dimension recalls the rotation of weakness / articulates dimension to teach muscle / traps depth / torsion of cords sustains the sky / it projects while it transits trauma

flujo sube diagonalmente / en eje se triplica por refracción de nudo / resplandece en tensión / tras sostener hábitat de ángulos durante extracción de memoria / la dimensión recuerda rotación de debilidad / articula dimensión para enseñar músculo / atrapa profundidad / flexión de cuerdas sostiene cielo / se proyecta mientras transita trauma



the trapping disrupts noise / vocal accident – echo of fragment / traps thought to polish a map of extractions / nutrients travel through symbiotic vibrations / echo of light – elasticity of ecology / vision from the zenith is the algorithm for containing life / triangular eye watches over the prism / to extract nutrients of interactions with borders

al atrapar altera ruido / accidente vocal -- eco de fragmento / atrapa pensamiento para brillar mapa de extracciones / nutrientes transitan por vibración de simbiosis / eco de luz -- elasticidad de ecología / visión desde punto cenital es algoritmo para contener vida / ojo triángulo vigila como prisma / para extraer nutrientes de interacciones con fronteras



you observe it like an ornament while it consumes you / it colors your aging with atmospheric language / complex calendar of loss / that flows from textile extremities / in an invasive spin of frequencies that shatter silhouettes / submerges photosynthetic smells / reflects the weight of sound over the origin of perspective / reacts like a trap before the tracings of position / fragments of peace like adornments of war

lo observas como ornamento mientras te consume / colorea con lengua atmósfera tu vejez / complejo calendario de pérdidas / que fluye desde extremidades textiles / en ciclo invasivo de frecuencias que quiebran siluetas / sumerge olor de fotosíntesis / reflejo sonoro pesa sobre origen de perspectiva / reacciona como trampa ante postura de trazo / fragmentos de paz como adornos de guerra   




although I have shown it you haven’t realized / you need to crumple the map / I take the red from the axis / I want to unite each point that stretches in the solid structure / to deform concrete space / like origami / like a puppet / the knot like a political system / fragments of peace extracted like crystals / acquire meaning through each segment of cord

aunque te lo ha mostrado no te has dado cuenta / necesitas arrugar el mapa / lo cojo en rojo desde un eje / quiero unir cada punto que se estira en estructura sólida / para deformar espacio de concreto / como origami / como marioneta / el nudo como sistema político / fragmentos de paz que se extraen como cristales / adquiere sentido cada división de cuerda



I rotate it to define the state of terror / the leakage from the edge that transcends into ruin / learn control within space / how do we learn without cutting the cords / how do we learn without spilling the shadows of the colors

lo roto para definir el estado del terror / el derrame del borde que trasciende en escombro / el aprendizaje del control del espacio / cómo aprender sin cortar las sogas / cómo aprender sin dejar caer las sombras de los colores     



I stretch blue cords / toward the extreme left / perspective creates a new communion of meanings / sky-water like a blue-green-purple-yellow-brown-reflection / bicolor scale arriving again at the top of the floor / I fold it / I unfold it / I unite it / I drop it / I change its properties / I change its axis / I transform it into liquid / I cut it / I liquefy it / I spill it over the people / over the water

jalo cuerdas en azul / hacia izquierda extrema / perspectiva crea nueva comunión de sentidos / cielo-agua como azul-verde-púrpura-amarillo-marrón-reflejo / escala bicolor hasta llegar nuevamente a cima de planta / la doblo / la desdoblo / la uno / la quito / le cambio de propiedades / le cambio de eje / la transformo en líquido / la corto / la liquido / la hago caer encima de la gente / encima del agua    

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