Black Hole 1 was presented on the 20th of march 2023 as part of a solo exhibition in the school studio at Beaux Arts de Paris, titled Time Laps. This piece is intended as an ongoing series of video depicting a small black hole in various locations. Bordering cinema and fiction, the video presents itself without much context, bathed in powerful sub frequency sounds stemming from the hole, making the surroundings vibrate. The silent power of the black hole is felt throughout the space, acting as a godlike entity spreading its strange meditative aura.
"[...] This brings to mind the research of academic Mark Fisher, who writes about the sensation of strangeness:
'In many ways, a natural phenomenon such as a black hole is stranger than a vampire (...): the bizarre ways in which it folds space and time are completely outside our common experience, and yet a black hole belongs to the natural- material cosmos - a cosmos that must therefore be far stranger than our ordinary experience can comprehend.' (Fisher, 2017, p. 15)
Time Laps recreates the conditions that give rise to these natural phenomena, which stretch our conceptions of time and space and create gaps and resonances between singular ecosystems. The sound work, produced in collaboration with Pierre Rousseau, further enhances the immersion and desynchronization of time. On the fringe of the exhibition, a tape recorder broadcasts the closed circuit sound of its own degradation, combined with the endless thud of the black hole."