15th – 25th September 2016 | Free
This installation, part of Festival of the Mind 2016, brings together pieces of knitting and crochet from all over the world. The Hyperbolic Forest is a tactile, atmospheric display that visualises the geometry of hyperbolic surfaces, a mathematical theory that changed the way we think about space. A surface is hyperbolic when it looks like a saddle – or in other words curves in two different directions – around each of its points.
Please note that unfortunately there is no wheelchair access for this particular exhibition.
Kerry Rose is an artist, crafter, designer, seamstress, and pattern maker with a keen interest in maths, geometry, and how they can be applied to arts and crafts.
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow Dr Madelene Jotz Lean is an expert in geometry and geometric mechanics. She came to Sheffield in 2013 after taking her PhD at EPFL (Switzerland) and post-doctoral work at Goettingen (Germany) and UC Berkeley.
Animator and visual artist Mike Futcher makes short films, music videos, and installations. He likes to put CGI effects into real locations because ‘graphics can never match the infinite complexity of reality.’
Rosie Shewell-Brockway is a third year maths undergraduate who loves to knit and crochet. Rosie is delighted to discover her hobby can be used to express complex mathematical ideas.
All galleries are accessible by ramp, however the doorways are 28 inches wide. The toilets and cafe are not currently wheelchair accessible.