# Jo Niemeyer

The basis of my work as an artist is the connection between art and
nature, between the artistic action and the experimental work. This
means that my artistic production which is fundamentally based on
natural principals and measures is nothing more than a sequence of
experimental steps which implies given and objective criteria and
subjective factors in the same way.

My main interest is directed to the perception of space, time,
distances and proportion and forms the synthesis between art and
nature which implies in the end a dialogue between man and nature...

DART

...as a very simple game by Jo Niemeyer 2010

Two dart players, A and B, are facing this "image", whose area is
split 1 : 0,618.. into white and black. This two basic elements
are rotated in 90° increments. The winner is, who aims first a
black part.

Since we have two equal partners and an uneven distribution of the
"target", one would think, that this is not a fair game. But it
is! Because A as the „majority“, and consequently B as the
„minority“ transferred their inequality onto the "court". The
ratio of the two playing partners is 1:1.

With this harmonious proportionality there is exactly the same
chance to win for both players A and B! The Swiss mathematician
Hans Walser mentions for the justice condition, the formula p =
1/2*(3-sqrt(5)). And with sqrt(5), we have the golden section in
this game, which ensures equity between different partners.

This is also a very fair game!

Or a piece of art, which ensures harmony and balance.