Singularity was specially commissioned for the 50th anniversary edition of Reykjavik Arts Festival.
The centre of a black hole is called a singularity. At that point, the state of matter is so remarkable that time and space cease to exist in their familiar form. The word is taken from the language of mathematics and represents a point at which a function takes infinite value; infinity being the concept around which the installation revolves.
Recently, the closeness through which we have expressed togetherness and love has transformed into a new emergence, one of solidarity and love through separating from one another. Paradoxically distance on the local domain is bringing us closer on the global domain. A natural - although likely temporary - evolution of the human condition from the socio-centric towards the world-centric.
The end point for such an evolution, should it continue, seems unbounded and unknowable, but has been given many names. A realization of unified consciousness perhaps; shared and infinite kosmo-centric field behind our sense of individuality. Reaching ever further, singularity in physical space and inner space join as our horizon expands, a focal point always out of sight, like an infinite mirror that dims itself out to our perception in all directions.
Sounds in the proximity are picked up and reproduced through the acoustics of Earth in an infinite feedback loop that can be articulated be the audience. The playful expansion and contraction of space through light and color lets the intimate be at odds with the vast in a multi-modal experience where sound and light, inner and outer space, engage in an interactive dialog with our planet - and anyone who enters.
Collaboration with: Katarina Blahutova , Kristian Ross and Michael Godden