Imagine a black surface. And now imagine this black surface to be infinitely more black than you had originally imagined. In fact, imagine it so black that the word “imagine” loses itself in the darkness, as every image is lost forever in this bottomless, ridiculously dark black. As a matter of fact, not only images, but also time and space dwindle down into this seriously black black and are lost forever.
And now imagine what the existence of such a black surface could mean to a culture that is a visual culture and one that relies on the existence of a coherent time-space continuum in order to build the algorithms which make today’s life so special, so appealing.
Projecting Into Dark Matter is a performative lecture that looks at the blackest black humanity has ever not seen and takes it as a starting point for a speculative journey into visual culture, enlightenment, technology, and Western realities.