Radius is a central concept in the work of Ingrid Gaier. Derived from the Latin radius (ray), the word refers in geometry to the distance between the center of a circle and its curved perimeter; in common usage it can also be equated with range.
Ingrid Gaier investigates human perception in the various radii of life and the body. The bodily range of activity, which links the human being to the tangible world, becomes directly visible and experienceable. More, the radius is used as a metaphor representing an ordering and surveying of diverse circles of life, an open visual system in perpetual transformation, expanding as if it were a permeable, pulsing membrane and then contracting again.
Radius describes and outlines artistic activity as a continuing process of perception with an open outcome, independent of narrowly delimited artistic agendas and techniques.