Darkness There Was at First by Darkness Hidden

2018

Brass, resin, cast glass, speaker, amp, portable TV tuned to static

This title comes from the Rigveda “Hymn of Creation.” Gravitational rings radiate from a brass sphere in the clutches of nocturnal birds, which symbolize the mysterious invisible matter unifying the darkness of outer space. The brass sphere contains a speaker and TV tuned to static, in which photons emanating from the Big Bang in cosmic microwave background radiation can still
be detected. Drastic scale shifts in this body of work present humanities’ small but integral place in a vast universe where we are left to contemplate the possibility of sentience beyond our comprehension.