Profile Work, 03 April 2018

Dan Peterman: art, science and activism

Chronicle by Luc Clément
Summary

Autumn 2017, on the initiative of his Department of Arts, Science and Culture, the University of Chicago presents Slipping and Jamming by the artist Dan Peterman. Commissioned for the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial, the work is made up of thousands of elements of recycled plastic dubbed Z-Forms, each once cut into a Z shape. Why? To make stable objects, not through an arrangement of ordinary individual elements, but with random disorderly configurations that end up evoking a liquid volume.