Drift: Art and Dark Matter
|Sunny Kerr ed.
What do we desire from the imperceptible? Four artists were invited to travel deep underground to SNOLAB to think with dark matter, an invisible phenomenon that has a gravitational effect on everything. Without this “dark” matter, galaxies would fly apart, according to observational data in astroparticle physics. Given the contours of such a “known unknown,” Nadia Lichtig, Josefa Ntjam, Anne Riley, and Jol Thoms reflect on the how and why of physics and art as interrelating practices. The artists’ widely varied and challenging responses include expressions of new kinds of sensitivity and poetic freedom, questions about the task of knowledge, and cartographies of entangled social and ecological relations.
|240 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English