Certainty of Ambiguity - CODAworx

Certainty of Ambiguity

Submitted by LigoranoReese

Client: Catharine Clark Gallery

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $18,500

Project Team


Nora Ligorano



Marshall Reese



Certainty of Ambiguity is free-standing, measuring 12 x 12 inches, like a vanity mirror. This feeling of intimacy is accentuated by the interaction with it, programming it with a person’s PIN numbers transmitted as text messages from their cell phone. Birthdate, phone number, snippets of credit card and social security numbers animate patterns on the surface of the fiber optic weave emphasizing peripheries, corners, and the absence of color.

Certainty of Ambiguity is the third work in our series of fiber optic data tapestries that use data to paint color and pattern through the woven threads.