2014

"Thomsen uses altered mathematics textbook pages one being Robert W. Marks’s influential but now dated 1964 primer, The New Mathematics Dictionary and Handbook. Overlaying iridescent strips of vinyl upon texts, charts, and figures, she alters previously cold and matter-of-fact text book writing into colorful bands, vivifying the words on the page yet also covering up and obscuring several passages of text. With her alterations, Thomsen fragments the clarity of the text and nods to the selectivity in the common histories of art, math, and science and their exclusion of women’s contribution to the fields. She riffs on codified knowledge and opens texts up to discoveries beyond rational meaning. Her process becomes a new iteration, less objective but more wondrous."

-Allison Grant,  Museum of Contemporary Photography

  • tangent (intercept), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (implication), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (simultaneous invention), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (one dimensional space), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (unknown), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (witch), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (bodily weakness), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (truncated), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (great circle), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print
  • tangent (Euler), unique collage; archival pigment print, vinyl and c-print