Saturday, 7 April 2018
The hole is deep, and dark...
So what is a hole?
This is an interesting thing that has been conjured in the minds of those I have worked with regarding this project. My simple, Twitter-friendly pitch has been "the horror about a hole", which brings images of crumbling sink-holes that engulf the landscape around it. When you think of a hole, you think of something like a manmade structure dug out of the ground.
The hole in Anton Court is... a little different.
And Anish Kapoor is the person I've discovered who illustrates this best.
Kapoor is a sculptor who is known as being the one artist who gets to work with Vantablack, a substance that is blacker than any black that ever did black. It absorbs 99.965% of all light that hits it, and is the darkest substance known to man. It looks like a void in physical space, and Kapoor has used it to create some stunning visuals.
Including ones like this:
This is the best example of what the hole in Deep Down There looks like - a perfectly round, 6-foot wide circle that gives away no depth, and no known light. Just a void, an abyss, that curses those that look into it.
No crumble, no cavity. Just darkness sitting there, waiting for you to enter its maw.
So now you know.