Björn Dahlem

Black Hole (Cygnus X-1)

Sep 19th, 2014 — Jan 11th, 2015
Matadero Contemporary Art Center Madrid

Agujero Negro-1

Agujero Negro (Cygnus X-1), 2014

Wood, fluorescents, lamps, various objects
1800 x 1600 x 600 cm

Installation view
Courtesy Matadero Contemporary Art Center Madrid
Photographer Paco Gómez


Matadero Contemporary Art Center Madrid

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Black holes are astronomical objects or physical models to describe the state of a collapsed star. The matter of a dead star is extremely heavy and dense, which creates a huge gravitational field around it. This means that black holes swallow everything, including light. It seems that black holes are the engines, or gravitational hubs around which the whole of the universe moves. 

The installations and sculptures of Björn Dahlem (1974, Munich) reproduce the configuration of parallel dimensions and universes, forces and interactions that illustrate the physicist Edward Witten’s M Theory. Dahlem’s work and its arrangement and presence in space generate threads or membranes of vibrating energy, like a peculiar cosmic symphony. Constructions that are transformed into galaxies built to a human scale.

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