Texts by Lynne Cooke and Akira Lippit

This catalogue documents the solo exhibition by Diana Thater entitled knots + surfaces, which was on view starting in January 2001 at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York. Thater presented a large-scale, multiprojection video installation specifically designed to interact with the open architectural space of Dia’s third-floor gallery. A charged environment, combining layered projections with a wall of clustered monitors, becomes a metaphorical charting of multidimensional space. Referring to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimensional spatial model to a map of a honeybee’s dance, Thater expands her abiding concern with the intersection of nature and culture. Along with an introduction to both her work and the exhibition by Lynne Cooke, the catalogue includes an essay on Thater’s work by Akira Lippit.