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The Squaring of the Circle

The ancient conundrum of 'squaring the circle' was achieved by market forces supported by military intervention.

"With the straight rod I measure out, that so The circle may be squared and in the centre A market place; and streets be leading to it Straight to the very centre; just as from A star, though circular, straight flash out In all directions."

Aristophanes’ The Birds (Translation supplied by the artist.)

Lewis Biggs

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial International 04

With thanks to the Palm House and Elizabeth-Anne Williams for their generous help

Supported by the Goethe Institut, Manchester

Date

18 September – 28 November 2004