I See That I See What You Don’t Seepresents a layered, non-binary notion of darkness. Navigating through cosmic, automated and seemingly invisible environments, this publication looks into what we do not generally get – or choose – to see, as well as the relationship between the possibility of seeing and forms of oppression and emancipation.
What does such a dark city look like? What are the design principles for urban planning, street lighting and architecture? What does it contribute to our physical and spiritual health? Studio Monnik immerses you in a theatrical future in which the city has recaptured the view of the stars. Think along and embrace your inner urban astronaut.
On October 12, 2019, the exhibition I See That I See What You Don't See and the installations Animal Encounters and Spirits in the Material World will open in Het Nieuwe Instituut. At the outset of the cultural year, Het Nieuwe Instituut selects a range of possible perspectives on architecture, design and digital culture that are rich in content and never predictable.
On Saturday 12 October, prior to the opening of the exhibition, I See That I See What You Don’t See, the What You Don’t See symposium takes place. Artists, designers, researchers and theorists reflect on the influence and potential of darkness. The speakers view darkness not so much as an absence of light, but as a quality in itself to be considered in relation to technology, health, landscape and culture.
Join Danilo Correale - contributor to I See That I See What You Don’t See, the official Dutch contribution to the Triennale Milano - in Milan on 20 June for the artist's talk Uchronia: Acts of Resistance Over a Spaceless Time. With contributions by Erica Petrillo, moderated by Angela Rui.
Het Nieuwe Instituut brings together different scenarios that reflect upon our relationship with darkness in the 24/7 universe. From full automation that discards the need to adapt to the rhythms of day and night, to the idea of looking at the stars to discover a space-time far beyond our daily perception.