Threesome

Part of Hors Pistes residency in Ouagadougou.

Joseph Whitworth has invented in 1830 a method to create the first perfectly flat surface and straight line. Whitworth is not very known, yet he is at the origin of this flatness and linearity that shapes most objects that surround us. A reliable and absolute reference slowly emerges with sand as the very unique tool. Two plates are rubbed on each other until their faces are matching. The third one cancels the imperfections of the previous two.

photo: Fabrice Schneider

photo: Fabrice Schneider