proiezione black holecolour DV, 1' 30''
artisti (prima volta a Milano)
testo di Domenico Quaranta
Black Hole is a brief video which was shot in the laboratory of experimental and applied physics at the University of Berlin, during experiments with the fission of photons. From a chemical/physical point of view, the micro-explosions that can be observed in the video are oxygen and hydrogen molecules that break apart due to excessive heat. But it is clearly not just pure physics that interests the Italian collective. The video, which was originally entitled Dio (God), explores the chasm that separates experimental science and spirituality, and also shows how many ideas the most advanced developments of the former could bring to the latter. At the same time, the power of the work lies above all in what is left unsaid, in how difficult it is to decipher, especially when it appears to us without any kind of contextualization. It is no coincidence that in recent weeks the work has experienced a second life on Youtube, where the artists presented it as an original video shot in the LHC, the “end of the world” particle accelerator at the CERN in Geneva, a few days before its first, failed experiment. The comments of anonymous visitors get to the heart of the work of Alterazioni Video, which consists in infiltrating the media with potentially dangerous products (“This could be dangerous to some people. It should come with a warning”, “I had to stop at 10 seconds, and what does this have to do with science?”), an ‘all or nothing’ ambiguity (“hey, there is nothing in this video ...”). nquestionably, our understanding of the universe is about to change.