Black Hole
Black Hole is a meditation on the natural world and the human form. Set in the woods of an urban back yard, an open shed serves as a stage for a performance by a cartwheeling figure. The ambient sounds of early morning are accentuated by the rhythmic thuds of the turning figure and are later joined by the shrill droning of late night cicadas. While the intimate view is inviting, the secluded nature evokes a primal world removed from our everyday experience.

The title of the piece is inspired by the scientific description of a “black hole”, which does not refer to a hole in the usual sense, but rather a region of space from which nothing can return. It is a place where both space and time stop. Even light, which travels at 186 thousand miles a second, cannot travel fast enough to escape from a black hole.

The detached quality of Black Hole alludes to this cosmic phenomenon and offers its own boundary for the viewer to contemplate.