PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS OF THE DARK SPOT

NINA Kovacheva
Valentin Stefanoff

05 - 31.10.2012

 

Scattering all over our cities at night those fireflies that Nature has given us license to make, we harness the laws of physics in our battle against metaphysical darkness.

This suggests that seven centuries after Dante’s Beatrice and three centuries after the Enlightenment we are still in the grip of superstition in our perception of the dark spot. Out of fear, we associate it with sin, and that makes us akin to the allegedly immature Dante of Paradiso.

Many a candle will have to burn down to a shapeless mass before we realize that “dark and bright” stem from “a formal principle”. God’s formal principle?...