Continuity

Object: Continuity
Location: Taunusanlage
District: City centre
Artist: Bill, Max
Technique: Granite monolith, Sardinia
Date: 1983/86
Occasion: Erected in September 1986, after three years in the making, in front of the new Deutsche Bank building.
In front of the twin-towers of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, the sculpture "Continuity" was erected in 1986 after 3 years in the making. It represents an infinite loop and was chiselled out of a granite monolith. The sculpture is one of Bill's variations on the infinite loop, many of which were made in the 40s and 50s in the form of small sculptures in polished metal. Not only his sculptures, but also his buildings and prints reflect his interest in mathematics. His "Infinite Loop" is the "Moebius strip" become sculpture, named after German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (b 1790). Bill called his sculpture "Continuity". To experience the "Infinite Loop" on a more sensual level, to literally "grasp" it, one is invited to trace its polished granite outlines with one's hands.