Dark Matters

photos | Satoko Togashi

Performance developed within an installation by Kaoru Murakami
Nakanojo Contemporary Art Biennale 2015

Brightness and darkness are not opposites but exist as alternate aspects of light. Light allows us to perceive the physical world around us to varying degrees. In darkness, the absence of light, with limited visual perception, our imagination is awakened to allow us to give meaning to what we cannot see. This is the moment when memories appear to fill the blank spaces. Forgotten fears, secrets, and shame resurface as a photograph of our own inner landscapes.