MÖB&IUS explores the possibilities of illusions and tries to give the spectator a feeling of surprise. It consists of two separate steel and wood structures, which together create a Möbius strip that is a model example of a non-orientable surface. This Möbius strip is cut in two pieces with suitable scaling so that a certain viewpoint gives the illusion of one whole Möbius strip while viewed from another location the pieces are just separate objects. This type of phenomenon where an object or image requires a specific viewpoint or device to be properly seen is called Anamorphosis.

The work originates from a cross-disciplinary course Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics meets Art and Architecture held in Aalto University.


Robin Landsdorff, Rasmus Ruohola, Sara Saukkonen and Riikka Schroderus
, 2015

Main courtyard of Otakaari 1, Espoo