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After a decades-long hiatus from the world of art and avant-garde film, Anthony McCall re-emerged in the epoch-making exhibition "Into the Light" staged at the Whitney in 2001. McCall's work is now recognized as an exemplary crossing of film, sculpture, and drawing, through the projection of artificial light. And yet it has never been far from artificial darkness. Indeed, darkness has a history and a specifically modern form. Divorced from night, black, evil, and the unconscious, a new technology of darkness emerged in the middle of the nineteenth century and took root in science and art, media and architecture. This talk ventures a genealogy of artificial darkness in dialogue with McCall's oldest and most recent works.
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