Event Horizon

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  • Year: 2020
  • Place: Cisternerne, Copenhagen
  • Land: Denmark (55.669523350000006,12.52491908070791) -
  • Category: Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins and Water/ Body of water
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Saraceno’s EVENT HORIZON is an installation in the cellars of Cisternerne, a former water reservoir that now serves as a museum for contemporary art. While going through the dark by boat, visitors immerse into the installation. >>

“An Event Horizon refers to a region of spacetime that marks a point of no return – when the gravitational pull makes any escape from a subsuming black hole impossible. As humans find themselves on the precipice of a point of no return on this planet, we should urgently learn to become, just like spider/webs, more sensitive to that which is at first unreadable and inaudible. […] Which synaesthetic modes of perception do we need to re-sense the world we live with? Descending the stairs into Cisternerne, visitors watch as their shadow dissolves slowly into the surrounding darkness of engulfing echoes. As you wait for your eyes to adjust, your ears wake up, and movements slow down, encountering an invitation to enter an installation that opens up channels of communication and sociality that cross the borders between senses and species.” (Tomás Saraceno) >>

Event Horizon, (c) Tomás Saraceno

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